School of Nursing

Clinical Nurse Leader

Clinical Nurse Leader

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) concentration is an intensive Master of Science in Nursing degree program designed for full time completion in five semesters. The curriculum is built on theory and skills acquired in the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. The purpose is to prepare nurses to become a clinical nurse leader at the master's level as a generalist that cultivates quality improvement and care coordination. The CNL implements evidence-based practice, collects and evaluates patient outcomes assesses cohort risks and guides plans for care as indicated.

Paula Kensler  
Paula Kensler, DNP, MBA, RN
Director of CNL Concentration

For further information about this program of study, please contact the Office of Student Services/Affairs:

Phone Numbers: 504-568-4113
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