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.
Required: An active, valid & unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state(s) which the student participates in clinical learning experiences.
Required: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited college of university.
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).
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 GNRS 5121 Clinical Practicum I 1 Semester 3 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5349 Informatics and Quality Improvement 3 GNRS 5307 Advanced Health Assessment 3 GNRS 5122 Clinical Practicum II 1 Semester 4 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5368 Quality and Safety 3 GNRS 53371 Public Health Principles in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Semester 5 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5557 CNL Clinical Practice 5 GNRS 5123 Clinical Practicum III 1 Semester 6 Course Number Course Name Hours GNRS 5395 CNL Healthcare Finance and Economics 3 GNRS 5321 Clinical Immersion I 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) $20,403 Semester 1 Tuition and University Fees $2,206 Course Fees $330 Book Fees $132 Semester 2 Tuition and University Fees $2,310 Course Fees $560 Book Fees $326 Semester 3 Tuition and University Fees $2,310 Course Fees $829 Book Fees $176 Semester 4 Tuition and University Fees $2,061 Course Fees $505 Book Fees $246 Semester 5 Tuition and University Fees $2,008 Course Fees $505 Book Fees $0 Semester 6 Tuition and University Fees $2,912 Course Fees $505 Book Fees $173 Semester 7 Tuition and University Fees $2,912 Course Fees $450 Book Fees $0
CNL Program Highlights
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.
Our caring, experienced and innovative faculty are known for their commitment to student success.
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.
The clinical experiences utilize the student’s acquired skills to improve the quality of health care in their geographic location.