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MSN Nursing Leadership: Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) for RNs Curriculum

Program Student Learning Outcomes

We prepare you to be graduate nurse clinicians with a focus in clinical leadership.

To achieve quality patient outcomes, graduates will meet the following: 

  • Use communication techniques that reflect an understanding of the dignity and respect afforded to all persons 
  • Deliver competent, holistic and contextually appropriate patient-family-population-centered nursing care 
  • Synthesize the knowledge of nursing science, social science and humanities in the promotion of health, prevention of disease and delivery of care across diverse populations and health care environments 
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with interdisciplinary teams to optimize nursing care delivery 
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors within and across systems at all levels of prevention 
  • Recognize the impact of the micro and macro system environments on health care delivery 
  • Demonstrate professional values in nursing practice

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Graduates Meet the Following Standards

You must complete a minimum of 37 credit hours and 400 clock hours of clinical instruction to graduate.

Once you graduate, you are eligible to sit for American Association of Colleges of Nursing certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader.

We reserve the right to modify course requirements or credits in consideration of overall curricular goals, and design, accreditation and certification standards. 

Course Curriculum

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