Master of Science in Nursing / Clinical Nurse Leader
Sacred Heart University

Program Details

Advance your career and become a leader in nursing with the MSN with a concentration in Clinical Nurse Leader from Sacred Heart University, an online nursing administration degree.  One of the newest roles in nursing, the Clinical Nurse Leader was designed to help nurses “develop the competencies needed to thrive in the current and future healthcare system.”  

With this degree your responsibilities and influence moves to the next level as you work to ensure patient safety and quality care.  As you prepare to lead and work with a holistic, interdisciplinary team of health care providers, you will focus on the newest health care technologies and techniques.  To achieve these goals the curriculum covers such skills as:

  • Pharmacology
  • Advanced pathophysiology
  • Communications
  • Information management

In as little as two years graduates are competent leaders in healthcare, ready to act as an expert resource for other nurses, make evidence-based recommendations to improve health care policy, and inform patients about diagnoses and care options.  

The nursing administration online program prepares students to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing CNL Certificate Exam. Even those students who are not interested in the CNL position can benefit from the integrated knowledge offered in this specialization.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Sacred Heart University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have individual and professional liability insurance coverage that meets current state requirements.

Restricted States

Connecticut, New York