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College of Nursing > Masters Degree Options: For Non-Nurses and RN's > Direct Entry Master's (MSN) for Non-Nurses: Generalist Entry Master's (GEM) Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Program
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The Role
Designed for the student who has already completed a bachelor's degree in an area other than nursing, the Direct Entry Masters of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) for non-nurses: Generalist Entry Master's (GEM) clinical nurse leader (CNL) program engages students in a two-year, full-time curriculum, to be awarded a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, which focuses on clinical leadership, and prepares students to successfully sit for the NCLEX (RN licensure exam). In addition to being prepared to function at a high level as a nurse in inpatient, out-patient, and community settings, students are also poised to pursue advanced-practice programs, such as the NP/DNP or PhD programs. 
Important Program Information
  • GEM Information & Admission Guidelines - A comprehensive source of programmatic information including required prerequisite courses and admission guidelines.
  • GEM Program of Study - A list of all required courses and number of credits for the direct entry master's (MSN) for non-nurses.
  • Tuition Information - A quick guide to full-time tuition rates. 

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