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 through the Commission on Nurse Certification.
For more information about the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader visit the AACN website.
Curriculum and Coursework
To fulfill the requirements for this MSN track, 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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