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Master of Science in Nursing / Clinical Nurse Leader

Program Details

The online MSN / Clinical Nurse Leader degree program from The University of Alabama prepares students to function at the microsystem level as part of an interdisciplinary team that communicates, plans, and implements care directly with other healthcare professionals. Graduates are able to:

  • ​Oversee care coordination of a distinct group of patients
  • ​Serve as a resource for clinical decision making
  • ​Be a lateral integrator of care
  • ​Put evidence-based practice into action
  • Collect and evaluate patient outcomes
  • ​Assess cohort risk
  • ​Have the decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary


  • GPA of at least 3.0 overall based on 4.0 grading scale or a 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate work
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited school of nursing
  • Current unencumbered RN licensure in a state currently approved for admission

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)