Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nurse Leader
University of Detroit Mercy

Program Details

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.


  • 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

School Accreditation Statement

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

Geographic Restrictions

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, Texa