The application for Fall 2021 Admission is open August 24, 2020-February 15, 2021.

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 master's degree program in nursing at Augusta University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Early Consideration

The Early Consideration review process is open August 24, 2020 - November 2, 2020. All applicants are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the early consideration review process. Applicants must submit their completed NursingCAS application and Augusta University supplemental application by November 2, 2020. Early Consideration applicants will receive a decision notification no later than January 15, 2021


Contact Us

Master of Science in Nursing

706.721.9767

cnl@augusta.edu

Program Manager (Augusta)

Nori Brown

Program Director

Elena Prendergast, DNP

Asst. Program Director (Athens)

Cathy Dyches, PhD

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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  • 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