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Overview - MS in Nursing, concentration in Clinical Nurse Leader

Clinical Nurse Leader

Program at a Glance

Delivery Format - Online

Number of Credit Hours - 39

Tuition per Hour - $394

Practicum - Yes

Application Deadline - March 1

Required for Entrance - RN licensure

Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.

As a Clinical Nurse Leader, you will function as part of an interdisciplinary team that communicates, plans and implements care directly with other healthcare professionals.

The CNL is a master's prepared generalist, accountable for clinical and healthcare environmental outcomes. You will function at the microsystem level; oversee care coordination of a distinct group of patients; serve as a resource for clinical decision making and also as a lateral integrator of care.

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.

The master's degree program in nursing at The University of Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (