The Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Nurse Leader is designed for masters-prepared nurses to train for certification in this APRN specialty. Clinical Nurse Leader students learn how to effectively coordinate care and provide leadership in all healthcare settings.
Coursework meets AACN requirements for national certification. Classes are offered online, and the program includes a field-based practicum. Students study health operations, financial management, and improvement science.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Criminal Background Check, Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)
- Must have a master's degree in nursing education, nursing administration, or clinical nurse specialist
- Submit evidence of most current RN license
- 1500 hours of documented nursing practice prior to first clinical course
- Complete compliance requirements: background check, FBI fingerprint, drug screen, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, ACLS certification for FNP specialization, professional liability insurance, influenza vaccine, TB test