Clinical Nurse Leader

The Clinical Nurse Leader degree from Morningside prepares you to become a clinical nurse generalist able to work in all patient health care delivery settings. The role may vary depending upon the setting and patient population.

After earning your MSN, you could work as a clinical nurse leader, clinician, team leader, patient care coordinator, outcome manager, educator, client advocate, or systems analyst and risk anticipator.

About the Clinical Nurse Leader MSN at Morningside:
  • You will learn the basics in nursing leadership
  • Develop strong communication skills
  • Learn about the integration and coordination of care
  • Understand and use risk assessment
  • Implement evidence-based practice

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The Clinical Nurse Leader track MSN degree from Morningside College's Nylen School of Nursing consists of 38 total credit hours, including 22 credits from master's core classes and 16 CNL specialty course credits. Students in this track will complete 500 clinical/practicum hours along with one on-site residency.

Plan
of Study

The curriculum prepares graduates to be eligible for national certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader through the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC). Plans of study can be temporary and are subject to change based on availability and enrollment.

Semester 1 (8 credits)

NURS 515 Quality, Safety, Informatics (2 cr)

NURS 517 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 cr)

NURS 613 Leadership for Advance Nursing (3 cr)

Semester 2 (9 credits)

NURS 510 Management of Care in Environment (3 cr)

NURS 518 Advanced Pharmacology (3 cr)

NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment - one day lab residency ( 3 cr)

Summer Semester (3 credits)

NURS 530 Statistics in Advanced Practice (3 cr)

Semester 3 (10 credits)

NURS 509 Healthcare Policy/Economics (3 cr)

NURS 533 Evidence-based Research (3 cr)

NURS 615 Management of Clinical Outcomes (3 cr)

NURS 631 Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum I (1 cr)

Semester 4 (8 credits)

NURS 516 Education in Practice (2 cr)

NURS 632 Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum II: Immersion - 300 clinical hours (3 cr)

NURS 646 Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone - one day residency (3 cr)

Semester 1 (5 credits)

NURS 509 Healthcare Policy/Economics (3 cr)

NURS 515 Quality, Safety, Informatics (2 cr)

Semester 2 (5 credits)

NURS 510 Management of Care in Environment (3 cr)

NURS 516 Education in Practice (2 cr)

Semester 3 (6 credits)

NURS 613 Leadership for Advanced Nursing (3 cr)

NURS 517 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 cr)

Semester 4 (6 credits)

NURS 518 Advanced Pharmacology (3 cr)

NURS 522 Advanced Health Assessment - one day lab residency (3 cr)

Summer Semester (3 credits)

NURS 530 Statistics in Advanced Practice (3 cr)

Semester 5 (7 credits)

NURS 533 Evidence-based Research (3 cr)

NURS 615 Management of Clinical Outcomes (3 cr)

NURS 631 Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum I - or Summer year two (1 cr)

Semester 6 (6 credits)

NURS 632 Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum II: Immersion - 300 clinical hours (3 cr)

NURS 646 Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone - one day residency (3 cr)