Masters of Science in Nursing Clinical Nurse Leader
About the MSN CNL Program
Effective Fall 2015
The College of Nursing is no longer accepting applications to the MSN-CNL program at this time.
Post-BSN MSN-CNL Program
The MSN prepares nurses as advanced generalists focused on enhancing care delivery, improving patient safety, and ensuring high-quality outcomes.
Our curriculum provides nurses with a foundation to improve patient and institutional outcomes through lateral integration at the point of care, evidence-based practice, and outcomes based decision-making.
As a Clinical Nurse Leader, you will have an in-depth understanding of front-line care systems that promote safety, error reduction and quality improvement in the direct care of patients with complex health problems.
You can apply to the MSN CNL program with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The Post - BSN track offers a 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time curriculum. Upon graduation you will eligible to sit for national certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader.
MSN-CNL Program Outcomes
The graduate of the MSN-CNL Program will be able to:
- Apply leadership principles of complexity and healthcare organization to care delivery at the microsystem level.
- Provide lateral integration of care services.
- Use epidemiological and scientific principles to evaluate healthcare outcomes.
- Use evidence-based practice to guide the healthcare of individuals, families, groups, and populations.
- Manage the care environment by incorporating principles of team coordination, delegation, and supervision.
- Analyze the effect of healthcare policy on organizational culture and patient care at the microsystem level.
- Apply principles of quality improvement and risk management to improve healthcare outcomes.
- Use information technology effectively and efficiently to provide evidence-based care.
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