• Clinical Nurse Leader Program | UTMB School of Nursing

Clinical Nurse Leader Program

Enhance patient care through quality and safety

Clinical Nurse Leaders are at the forefront of changing the quality and safety of health care. The CNL professional addresses common challenges in today’s economic environment, including the fragmentation of care, retention of nurses in the profession, opportunities for advancement, and utilization of nurses to their full scope of practice in acute care settings.

Our CNL graduates add value to any health care organization by using evidence based practice to achieve better outcomes, fiscal strategies to reduce costs, and educational strategies to foster learning with other health professionals.

  • Licensure Requirements

    Required: An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.

  • Degree Requirements

    Required: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college of university.

  • GPA Requirements

    Required: a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 & a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all upper division courses.

  • Required Application Documents

    Required: a resume, all relevant transcripts, a personal statement (see personal statement guidelines) & one (1) professional reference from a clinical manager or other authority speaking on your commitment to discovery of new knowledge, your current knowledge in a clinical area & your dedication to the profession.

  • Work Experience Requirements

    Required: A minimum of one (1) year of recent experience as a registered nurse (RN).

 
 

    7

    Semesters

    16

    Courses

    $20,003

    ✳ Total Tuition


    • 1

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,982

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    • 2

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,398

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    • 3

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $3,576

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    • 4

       Semester

      3 Courses (7 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,882

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    • 5

       Semester

      3 Courses (7 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,734

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    • 6

       Semester

      2 Courses (6 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,734

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    • 7

       Semester

      2 Courses (5 Hours)

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       Cost of Attendance

      $2,639

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      ✳ – Total tuition & fees. Does not include book fees.

      Clinical Nurse Leader Program Curriculum & Tuition

      • Semester 1
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5305 Introduction to the CNL 3
        GNRS 5355 Pathophysiology 3
        Semester 2
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5301 Pharmacological Principles and Clinical Therapeutics 3
        GNRS 5373 Theoretical and Research Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
        Semester 3
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5349 Informatics and Quality Improvement 3
        GNRS 5307 Advanced Health Assessment 3
        Semester 4
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5368 Quality and Safety 3
        GNRS 53371 Public Health Principles in Advanced Practice Nursing 3
        GNRS 5121 Clinical Practicum I 1
        Semester 5
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 53YY Theory Basis Clinical Practicum 3
        GNRS 5122 Clinical Practicum II 1
        GNRS 5346 Public Policy 3
        Semester 6
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5321 Clinical Immersion I 3
        GNRS 53XX Health Care Economics and Finance 3
        Semester 7
        Course Number Course Name Hours
        GNRS 5357 Clinical Immersion II and Project 3
        GNRS 5250 Role Synthesis and Integration 2
      • Total (Tuition & Course Fees) $20,003
        Semester 1
        Tuition and University Fees $2,428
        Course Fees $348
        Book Fees $206
        Semester 2
        Tuition and University Fees $2,535
        Course Fees $585
        Book Fees $278
        Semester 3
        Tuition and University Fees $2,535
        Course Fees $859
        Book Fees $182
        Semester 4
        Tuition and University Fees $2,278
        Course Fees $380
        Book Fees $224
        Semester 5
        Tuition and University Fees $2,207
        Course Fees $527
        Book Fees $0
        Semester 6
        Tuition and University Fees $2,207
        Course Fees $527
        Book Fees $0
        Semester 7
        Tuition and University Fees $2,118
        Course Fees $469
        Book Fees $52

      CNL Program Highlights

      Leadership Immersion

      Opportunities to immerse in the theoretical aspects of leadership practice & apply these theories in clinical settings.

      Patient Care Outcomes

      Critical thinking is developed to identify improvement opportunities & conduct change to improve care delivery & improve safety.

      Real World Applications

      Students increase skills in cost-effective problem solving, process improvement, risk assessment & the reduction of health care cost.

      Faculty Expertise

      Our caring, experienced and innovative faculty are known for their commitment to student success.

      Online Flexibility

      Students come to campus for orientation and each semester for 2-3 days. We have our own technical team to assist students with online learning.

      Small Class Size

      Our classes are small to allow for individual focused attention from faculty and in-depth networking opportunities with peers.

      Clinical Practicum

      The clinical experiences utilize the student’s acquired skills to improve the quality of health care in their geographic location.

      Contact Us

      Burgandy DeLeon | SON Student Affairs & Admissions Office | UTMB School of Nursing

      Burgandy DeLeon