This program has been temporarily suspended effective Fall 2013.
The Clinical Nurse Leader Graduate Certificate prepares nurses who have a master’s degree in nursing for positions as Clinical Nurse Leaders. Clinical Nurse Leaders are advanced educated nurses who function as clinical experts at the unit-based level.
The Clinical Nurse Leader certificate curriculum consists of advanced clinical courses as well as advanced clinical nursing leadership. The program requires 12 credit hours. There are 18 credit hours of prerequisite/corequisite requirements.Students gain 480 hours of clinical practice. Each 1 credit hour clinical course requires 60 hours of supervised clinical experience. The Internship/Residency requires 300 clinical hours.
Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master’s Degree
Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.