Applications for Fall 2024 admission are open August 28, 2023-February 15, 2024.
Augusta University offers the Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Clinical Nurse Leader. This program is an innovative, accelerated graduate program for individuals with non-nursing bachelor's degrees. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the NCLEX licensure examination for Registered Nurses (RN) and the CNL Certification exam offered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. The MSN-CNL program is taught on the Augusta and Athens campuses.
Graduates of the MSN-CNL program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN to obtain the professional state license, Registered Nurse (RN). Graduates of the College of Nursing MSN-CNL program may take the exam for a Registered Nurse license in the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands.
A Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is a Master's educated nurse who is prepared to take on a role of leadership in any healthcare setting. The role of a CNL was created to better prepare nurses for work in the modern health care system and to improve patient care. 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.
Learn more about the competencies and curricular expectations for Clinical Nurser Leader. Understand more about the education and practice you will receive.
Understand the requirements for what is needed before applying to this program. Fill out the prerequisite review form for courses completed outside state.
The schema provides an outline of what each semester will look like and what order classes need to be taken in. This outline is for a 16 month finish of the program.
The College of Nursing is pleased to offer several scholarships to current undergraduate and graduate Nursing students.
The criteria for each fund is determined by the donor and is available upon inquiry. The availability of funds is variable. Students seeking financial assistance should complete an application form at the Financial Aid Office as well as provide required information specific to the scholarship to the College of Nursing.
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