Overview - MS in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader

Clinical Nurse Leader

Program at a Glance

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 - March 1

Required for Entrance - RN licensure

Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.

The University of Alabama's Capstone College of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader in a convenient online format to meet your demanding work schedule.

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:

  • Overseeing the care coordination of a distinct group of patients.
  • Serving as a resource for clinical decision-making.
  • Serving as a lateral integrator of care.
  • Providing leadership in the health care delivery system across all settings.

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.

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