Clinical Nurse Leader Pre-Licensure Program

Clinical Nurse Leader Pre-Licensure Program


The CNL program is four consecutive semesters, 16 months long.  The program is currently offered at Augusta and Athens, Georgia campuses.  All courses are taught using a real-time technology enhanced process so all students on all campuses receive the same instruction at the same time.  Students are able to ask questions of off-site instructors as well as hear the questions asked from other campuses. Students engage in didactic, lab skills and clinical instruction each semester.

CNL Program Curriculum                  


Applications for Fall 2018 will be accepted September 1, 2017 - February 1, 2018.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and submit required documents before the published deadline.  We may choose to accept a percentage of qualified applicants with complete applications prior to the admissions deadline.

Admission RequirementsFrequently Asked Questions


Program Goals

The goals of the program are that upon completion CNL students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe, accountable, and comprehensive nursing care to individuals, families, and communities.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making in health care situations.
  • Evaluate and apply theories and research findings to the advanced generalist practice of nursing.
  • Collaborate with health care providers and consumers to design and initiate strategies to promote wellness, reduce risk, and influence the nature and outcomes of population-appropriate health care services.
  • Engage in advanced generalist practice, based on legal and ethical principles and professional standards of practice.
  • Assume a leadership role in identifying, synthesizing, resolving, and evaluating issues that have an actual or potential impact on nursing and health care.

Contact Us

Clinical Nurse Leader Pre-Licensure Program

Stephanie Wright, DNP, RN, MBA
CNL Program Director

Emily Holsey
Program Manager