Clinical Nurse Leader Program for RNs (MSN)

As a clinical nurse leader (CNL), you will manage the comprehensive care of individuals and clinical populations across the continuum of care and in multiple settings. Promoting health, reducing risk, and improving point-of-care outcomes are critical elements in your role as a clinical nurse leader.

Our clinical nurse leader master’s program prepares you to assume leadership and accountability for the health outcomes of clients within a unit or setting through assimilating and applying research-based information to design, implement, and evaluate plans of care. You will also learn how to coordinate and plan care team activities and functions.

Quick Facts
Program Type:





2 Years

Class size:



Per credit hour

Career Options

Employers that hire clinical nurse leader graduates report they are superior patient advocates, excellent problem solvers and committed to high quality care at the bedside.

Master’s-prepared clinical nurse leaders are actively sought by acute care and community settings. Our experience, and that of other similar programs, reveals a high demand for graduates.

Tuition Pricing

As a top ranked college of nursing, Rush programs are competitively priced on a local and national level. Once you begin your program, you only pay tuition. Our pricing is unique compared to other colleges of nursing as we do not charge additional fees.


The CNL master’s degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

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