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Degrees and Requirements

Clinical Nurse Leader Post Master's Certificate

Post Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Leader Admission Criteria:

  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited program
  • GPA of 3.0 or better from Master's program

Successful completion of advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced physical assessment (or equivalent) with a 3.0 or higher in the last 5 years. 

To successfully complete the Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Administration, the following coursework is required:

  • 18 credits in Clinical Nurse Leader

Summary of Requirements

Clinical Nurse Leader Required Courses: 18 credits

  • NURG5023
    FOUNDATIONS FOR CLINICAL NURSE LEADER ROLE

    NURG5023
    FOUNDATIONS FOR CLINICAL NURSE LEADER ROLE

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    As the first of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) specialization courses, this course provides the student with foundational knowledge of the CNL role and core competencies. Principles of population health management are applied to cohorts of patients, while simultaneously addressing individual needs. This course requires 30 hours in the practicum setting. |

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  • NURG5025
    CLINICAL NURSE LEADER PRACTICUM I

    NURG5025
    CLINICAL NURSE LEADER PRACTICUM I

    Credits (Min/Max): 5/5

    This course provides the student the opportunity to apply theory in a practicum setting. Faculty and preceptor(s) provide guidance to the student for Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) role identification through experiences within a healthcare setting, where concepts from Foundations of the CNL Role are integrated in real-world opportunities. This course requires 150 hours in a practicum setting. |

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  • NURG5027
    ROLE OF THE CLINICAL NURSE LEADER IN HEALTHCARE MICROSYSTEMS

    NURG5027
    ROLE OF THE CLINICAL NURSE LEADER IN HEALTHCARE MICROSYSTEMS

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) as the advanced generalist within the healthcare microsystem. The course focuses on integration of the Clinical Nurse Leader competencies. Application of evidence-based practice and effective management of quality data to optimize outcomes will be discussed. This course requires 45 hours in a practicum setting. |

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  • NURG5029
    CLINICAL NURSE LEADER PRACTICUM II

    NURG5029
    CLINICAL NURSE LEADER PRACTICUM II

    Credits (Min/Max): 5/5

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