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Clinical Leadership (CNL)


The Clinical Leadership Masters in Nursing program that allows nurses to advance their clinical and leadership skills in complex healthcare systems throughout the continuum of care with a focus on quality, safety and risk reduction. Graduates are leaders in healthcare delivery, and practice in a variety of settings assuming accountability for clinical outcomes. Students develop a unique combination of clinical leadership skills and advanced nursing knowledge allowing them to use data and evidence to implement change, impact clinical outcomes and improve the patient experience of care. Identifying root causes of system and process inefficiencies are key functions of the Clinical Leader who uses the data to create sustainable transformation.

Graduates are prepared for positions in the Clinical Nurse Leader role, quality, management, care coordination and care transitions.

A Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is an emerging nursing role developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in collaboration with an array of leaders from the practice environment to impact healthcare outcomes.

Campus Locations

Clinical Leadership MSN is hybrid, part-time program offered in Newark, NJ.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification examination offered by CNC (Commission of Nurse Certification), and are qualified to apply for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Follow this link to view Master of Science program outcomes

Credits to Completion:

Students must complete a total of 37 credits, along with 430 clinical hours to receive the Clinical Leadership MSN.

Curriculum

 

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