The University of the Incarnate Word was the first university in Texas to prepare nurses for the fast emerging role of Clinical Nurse Leader. The Clinical Nurse Leader is a highly skilled nurse with a focus on outcomes-based practice. The Clinical Nurse Leader oversees the care coordination of a distinct group of patients and provides patient care in complex situations. CNL education prepares an advanced generalist with skills in evaluating patient outcomes, assessing risks, and designing evidence-based solutions for complex care problems.
Upon completion of the CNL curriculum the graduate will be eligible to apply for national CNL certification. See http://www.aacn.nche.edu/CNC/inde.htm for information on CNL certification.
Click here for more information about the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/FactSheets/CNLFactSheet.htm
Curriculum and Coursework
To fulfill the requirements for this degree program, the student must complete the following coursework:
Downloadable Degree Plan