Augusta University offers two pathways to the Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Clinical Nurse Leader.
The first pathway 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.
For more information on curriculum and admission requirements, please see the Pre- Licensure links below.
The application for the Pre-Licensure program will open again for Fall 2020 admission in September 2019.
The second pathway is a bridge program to the Master of Science in Nursing degree for individuals who currently hold an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Nursing. This fully online program has full-time and part-time options. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Clinical Nurse Leader Certification exam offered by AACN.
For more information on curriculum and admission requirements, please see the RN-MSN: CNL (ADN degree holders) or BSN-MSN: CNL (BSN degree holders) links below.
The application for current ADN or BSN nurses is now open!
We will accept applications through May 15, 2019.
All students admitted to the CNL program must meet these Technology Requirements.
What is a Clinical Nurse Leader?
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.
Plan of Study