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This Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program gives nursing professionals a path to pursue
a Master of Science in Nursing degree.
The program is for licensed Registered Nurses who are interested in becoming advanced
generalist clinicians with the flexibility of full-time or part-time study.
We offer two MSN:CNL programs for Registered Nurses:
- RN to MSN: for Registered Nurses with an Associate's degree in Nursing
- BSN to MSN: for Registered Nurses with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing
Fall 2017 applications will be accepted
Until May 15, 2017
Click here for application instructions!
The CNL program is designed to address the fragmentation of patient care and to provide
accountability for health care outcomes. The CNL is a leader in the health care delivery
system who concentrates on the coordination of patient care and is not a role specific
to nursing administration or management. The CNL assumes responsibility for health
care outcomes by designing, implementing and evaluating patient plans of care in multiple
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the CNL Certification exam offered
by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Course of Study:
Both programs are tailored to the working professional and are offered completely
online. Didactic coursework is completed through online courses, while the clinical
components of the program are project-oriented tasks that can be completed at your
current place of employment as an RN.
Goals of the program are to prepare:
- Nurses who cultivate an environment of clinical excellence that results in improved
- Clinical leaders of patient-care practice and delivery, including the coordination,
design and evaluation of care for individuals, families, populations and groups in
any health care setting.
- Managers of care who lead and collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary
team to improve health care outcomes.
- Clinicians who assure individualized, evidence-based, and quality care to patients
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
For more information, please send a message to CNL@augusta.edu