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Clinical Nurse Leader

This specialty concentration prepares highly skilled nurse leaders who focus on improving quality and safety outcomes for clients or populations of clients.  The concentration focuses on the assessment, design, implementation, coordination and evaluation of evidence-based quality improvement solutions at the unit level.  Graduates will be eligible to take the clinical nurse leader certification examination, with the appropriate clinical expertise, offered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).  Please refer to the program flyer, right side of the page, for more information.

 

Sample Full-Time Plan of Study for Clinical Nurse Leader

Semester

Course #

Course

Semester Hrs.

Fall

NUR 5000

Advanced Nursing Concepts in Theory and Practice

3

 

NUR 5020

Advanced Pathophysiology

3

Spring

NUR 5010

Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice

3

 

NUR 5040

Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making

3

Fall

NUR 5030

Advanced Concepts of Pharmacology in Nursing

3

 

NUR 5110

Policy, Organization, and Financing of Health Care

3

Spring

NUR 5100

Rural Health Care: Theoretical Foundations

2

 

NUR 5210

Leadership in Clinical Microsystems

4

Fall

NUR 5220

Care Environment and Clinical Outcomes Management

3

 

NUR 5140

Epidemiology and Global Health

3

Spring

NUR 5230

Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone Practicum

6

 

NUR 5240

Master’s Clinical Nurse Leader Research or Action Project

3

 

 

Total Hours

39

 

*Summer courses may be available, however are not guaranteed. Courses are subject to availability requirements.