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 is open for Fall 2020 admission from August 19, 2019 to February 15, 2020.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of our early consideration review process. Applicants must submit their completed NursingCAS application and Augusta University supplemental application, between August 19, 2019 and November 1, 2019. Transcripts must arrive to NursingCAS directly from the college’s/university’s Registrar’s Office by November 1. All application supplemental documents, which are items required in addition to the NursingCAS application, must be in the application file by November 15, 2019. Supplemental documents include all references, official GRE or MAT test scores, required course listings, and other specifically requested documents.
Early Consideration applicants are notified of acceptance by January 15, 2020. Please be aware, NursingCAS requires details on all coursework from every institution and processing may take several weeks. If your NursingCAS application is not completed and verified by November 15 your application may be considered for early consideration on a time available basis only.
The second pathway is a bridge program to the Master of Science in Nursing degree for individuals who currently hold a 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 BSN-MSN: CNL (BSN degree holders) links below.
The application for current BSN nurses opens August 19, 2019!
We will accept BSN-MSN: CNL applications through May 15, 2020.
All students admitted to the CNL program must meet these Technology Requirements.
The master's degree program in nursing at Augusta University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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.
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