Online MSN Program Overview
The Clinical Nurse Leader Role
The Clinical Nurse Leader role developed as a result of the increasing complexity of patient care needs and health delivery environments. As the industry continues its efforts to optimize health care systems, the value of Clinical Nurse Leaders who can design, implement, coordinate and evaluate care becomes more obvious.
- 46-unit-hour program (ADN-level) or 34-unit-hour program (BSN-level)
- Two 8-week courses per semester with the exception of one 16-week semester for your final practicum
- Program completion for (ADN-level) or the (BSN to MSN) in as few as 6 semesters (2 years)
- Program starts in fall, spring, or summer – whichever best fits your schedule
- Practicum’s conducted in a work setting close to home, allowing you to continue in your current career
- Small class sizes allowing networking and the development of deep relationships with fellow students and distinguished faculty
- CNL Certification Exam offered as part of your coursework.
Once in the program, you will enjoy the convenience of accessing your coursework according to your schedule. You participate in online discussions, group collaborations, blogs, and discussion boards anytime, anywhere there is Internet access. The program is intensive. Expect to allot 15 – 20 hours per week to complete your coursework.
The online MSN Clinical Nurse Leader program effectively links classroom and practicum experiences with expectations for competence, compassion, and justice in health care within the context of the highest academic standards. Students will find the online program as intensive and challenging as any on-campus program.