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Delivering excellent care.

The Post-Graduate Clinical Nurse Leader Certificate is focused on integrating the vital work of Clinical Nurse Leaders into any health care setting. This certificate program is designed for nurses who currently hold a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Courses for the certificate are designed to meet the national AACN requirements for the student to become a certified Clinical Nurse Leader and assist students to meet the following CNL competencies: Critical thinking; Communication; Health Assessment; Nursing Technology and Resource Management; Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Disease Prevention; Illness and Disease Management;  Information and Health Care Technologies; Ethics; Human Diversity; Global Health Care; Health Care Systems and Policy; Provider and Manager of Care; Designer/Manager/Coordinator of Care, and; Member of a Profession.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Hold master's degree in nursing
  • Like to collaborate in an interprofessional role
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Are interested in safety and quality improvement in healthcare
  • Are interested in serving as a resource for nursing and overseeing the coordination of care

Career Opportunities

  • Acute care/inpatient
  • Home care
  • Long term care
  • Clinics
  • Nursing education
  • Community/public health
  • Hospice
  • Rural health care