Have a degree in another field?
The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) option offers you the opportunity to become a professional nurse, obtain the tools needed to thrive in an ever-changing health care system, and reshape the quality of patient care.
Intended for students who have already earned a baccalaureate or higher degree in a field other than nursing, the CNL option prepares graduates to provide direct patient care and clinical nursing leadership in hospitals, the community, long-term care facilities, the home, and other settings.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) developed the CNL role in collaboration with nurse leaders in academic and health care settings.
Upon completion of the program, you’ll earn the Master of Science degree and will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse. You are also eligible to sit for the CNL Certification Examination offered by the AACN Commission on Nurse Certification.