Clinical Nurse Leader Certificate


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Better prepare yourself for a variety of leadership positions in nursing. This may include clinical nurse leader, clinician, team leader, patient care coordinator, outcome manager, educator, client advocate, and system analyst and risk anticipator roles. The curriculum prepares graduates to be eligible for national certification as a clinical nurse leader through the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC).

Program Details




NURS 517 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 cr)
NURS 518 Advanced Pharmacology (3 cr)
NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment – one day lab residency (3 cr)
NURS 510 Management of Care in the Environment (3 cr)
NURS 613 Leadership for Advanced Nursing – 40 clinical hours (3 cr)
NURS 615 Management of Clinical Outcomes (3 cr)
NURS 631 Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum I – 160 clinical hours (1 cr)
NURS 632 Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum II – 300 clinical hours (3 cr)
NURS 646 Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone – one day residency (3 cr)

500 clinical practicum hours

Additional Program Details

The post-MSN certificate curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for national certification. To be eligible for certification, post-MSN students must complete the didactic and clinical requirements of the direct patient care courses, NP core courses, and the specialty track courses for the population. Students wishing to complete the post-MSN clinical nurse leader certificate must also complete the three direct patient care courses and CNL specialty track courses. It is the expectation that post-MSN certificate students must master the same outcome criteria as graduate degree granting program students. This includes all clinical (500/600 hours) requirements for the specialty tracks.

Contact Us

Morningside University
Graduate Nylen School of Nursing

1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106

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