Master's in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader
Sacred Heart University

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Master's in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader

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.

$0 Application Fee for Online Nursing Programs During Nurses Week at Sacred Heart University

In honor of National Nurses Week, Sacred Heart University is celebrating our nurses and will waive the application fee for all online nursing programs.* From May 6 through May 12, 2015, you can apply to any of these online programs for free:

  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Designed to help RN’s with a diploma or ADN develop their professional skills in healthcare.
  • RN-BSN-MSN: An accelerated bridge program to obtain your bachelor and master degree within one program, saving you time and money by taking graduate courses at the undergraduate level and tuition rate.
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Preparing you to lead with three specialization options: Clinical Nurse Leader, Patient Care Services Administration, and Nursing Education.

All our nursing programs are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

*Waived Application Fee offer is valid from May 6 – May 12, 2015 for first-time applicants of the online nursing programs at Sacred Heart University only. A value of $50 dollars per applicant. This waiver is valid for USA residents only. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and not a current student. This fee waiver has no cash value unless applied to the application fee. There are no refunds if a student submits payment online; please do not submit payment online after completing your application.

RequirementsMust have a bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited institution and a current unrestricted RN license.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelMaster