Program Goals

  1. Graduates will analyze theoretical concepts and knowledge from nursing and other disciplines relevant to advanced nursing practice in the provision and improvement of health care.
  2. Graduates will assume leadership in designing, managing and implementing quality, cost-effective, and innovative services to clients in a variety of health care settings. 
  3. Graduates will incorporate knowledge of population-based care and cultural influences in ensuring appropriate and sensitive health care.
  4. Graduates will influence health policy formulation and implementation to address socioeconomic and health care issues.
  5. Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in analyzing and utilizing research from nursing and other relevant disciplines to improve practice.
  6. Graduates will engage in a systematic process of moral reasoning and values-based dialogue to resolve/address ethical dilemmas/situations.
  7. Graduates will demonstrate competency in an advanced nursing role.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nurse Leader

Role Support Core Courses 1
NUR 607Pharmacology Across the Lifespan for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NUR 650Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan3
NUR 694Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan3
NUR 756Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Gerontological Population2
NUR 775Practicum I: Health Assessment - Clinical Nurse Leader1
Specialty and Role Courses
NUR 674Practicum II: Clinical Nurse Leader (75 clinical hours)1
NUR 691Practicum III: Care Management and Outcomes Management (150 clinical hours)2
NUR 701Clinical Nurse Leader Seminar1
NUR 700Clinical Nurse Leader Residency (300 clinical hours)4
Total Credits20

Clinical and course credits MAY be adjusted depending on previous graduate course work. The student will be required to submit verification of previous graduate clinical courses/clinical hours. Additional courses may be needed after transcripts are reviewed.

Note: This program of study includes 60 laboratory hours and 600 supervised clinical practice hours.