Nursing Programs

MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader Program

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:

    • MATH 6363 Research Statistics
    • NURS 6355 Research for Evidence Based Practice
    • NURS 6361 Nursing Leadership and Health Policy
    • NURS 6321 Nursing Theory for Advanced Practice
    • NURS 6315 Resource Management for Nurse Leaders
    • NURS 6290 Informatics in Health Care
    • NURS 6325 Advanced Pathophysiology
    • NURS 6323 Advanced Health Assessment
    • NURS 6341 Advanced Pharmacology
    • NURS 63CS Capstone
    • NURS 6331 Aggregate Health I
    • NURS 6452 Aggregate Health II
    • NURS 6371 Aggregate Health III
    • NURS 6394 Clinical Nurse Leader Immersion

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