Program Overview

The online Post Master's Certificate in Clinical Nurse Leader program from the University of Detroit Mercy provides qualified nurses an opportunity to gain advanced generalist knowledge in:

  • ​Leadership at the point of care
  • ​Assessment, management, and evaluation of healthcare delivery systems
  • ​Quality improvement
  • ​Safety
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Informatics
  • ​Outcomes

​Students who complete this program are eligible to sit for the Clinical Nurse Leader board certification examination offered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Commission on Certification for Nurses.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program
    • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
    • Official transcripts from each institution of higher education attended
    • A minimum of 2000 hours as a registered nurse
    • A current unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan, or in the state of home residence
    • Three letters of professional recommendation
    • Professional CV or current resume
    • An autobiographical statement of personal goals and objectives
    • An interview with graduate faculty


    Not authorized for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    School Overview

    University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan's largest and most comprehensive Catholic University, sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Founded in 1941 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), University of Detroit consolidated with Mercy College of Detroit in 1990. The stated mission of Detroit Mercy is “to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our students.”

    Detroit Mercy offers more than 100 academic degrees and programs through seven schools and colleges:

    • School of Architecture
    • College of Business Administration
    • School of Dentistry
    • College of Engineering & Science
    • College of Health Professions and MSON
    • School of Law
    • College of Liberal Arts & Education

    DM Online offers multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates in professional subjects.


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