Designed for the student seeking a Master of Science in Nursing with a clinical focus in either the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role, this flexible program of study allows the student to select the aggregate or group of clients with whom he or she wishes to work. CNL students focus on addressing issues of health care quality and safety within a selected health care unit, while CNS students have the opportunity to hone skills in managing the health issues of selected adult clients in both acute care and community settings.
Unique features of this master’s program include:
The programs of study for students consist of a minimum of 42-credit hours for both the CNL and CNS roles. This can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Classes are generally held either online or in the evenings and Saturdays to accommodate working students.
CNL and CNS post-master's certification programs, consisting of 13 course credits, are also offered for nurses with MSN degrees.
The MSN program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationOne Dupont Circle, NW
Phone: (202) 887-6791
Fax: (202) 887-8476
Web site: www.aacn.nche.edu/accreditation
For further information, contact:
Dr. Holly Cassells
Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions