Delivery Format - Online
Number of Credit Hours - 39 to 42
Tuition per Hour - $367
Accreditation - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Practicum - Yes
Application Deadline - April 1
Required for Entrance - RN licensure
Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.
The role of Clinical Nurse Leader evolved out of a need for improved quality in patient care and the desire to prepare nurses to thrive in the current and future health care system.
The CNL functions at the microsystem level and is responsible for:
The CNL puts evidence-based practice into action, collects and evaluates patient outcomes, assesses cohort risk, and has the decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary. As a CNL, you will function as part of an interdisciplinary team which communicates, plans and implements care directly with other health care professionals.
Graduates of the MSN program are required to take the CNL certification examination offered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and may assume the role of Clinical Nurse Leader in a variety of health care settings.