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Direct Entry Master's (MSN) for Non-Nurses: Generalist Entry Master's (GEM) Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Program

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. Click on the "More" link to see the detailed program information.

MSN For RNs: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) clinical nurse leader (CNL) is responsible for clinical management of comprehensive client care, for individuals and clinical populations across the continuum of care, and in multiple settings. The CNL assumes leadership/accountability for health outcomes for a specific group of clients within a unit or setting through the assimilation and application of research-based information to design, implement and evaluate plans of care. The clinical nurse leader is also responsible for the coordination and planning of care team activities and functions. Health promotion, risk reduction and improvement in point-of-care outcomes are critical elements in the role of the clinical nurse leader.

Direct Entry Master's: Generalist Entry Master's FAQ

Clinical Nurse Leader FAQ

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