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

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Our mission is to train top tier clinicians. Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected because we believe nursing goes beyond science. SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the United States in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.

 The Clinical Nurse Leader specialization focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill this new and evolving role, such as evaluating patient outcomes, assessing risk, and coordinating with other health care professionals to ensure high quality care. The 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.

Due to state regulations, Sacred Heart University’s online programs are no longer accepting applications from residents of the following states: Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon.

AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
RequirementsMust have a bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited institution and a current unrestricted RN license.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelMaster