Classes and clinical experience cover all areas of nursing practice
with a particular emphasis placed on evidence-based approaches. Eight clinical role development courses are a central part of the
program, providing students with the theoretical grounding and clinical
experience needed to care for patients in a variety of circumstances:
from the childbearing family to the critically ill patient.
The final semester consists of an intensive clinical experience to
further develop professional leadership and clinical skills. A variety
of hospitals and community agencies provide College students with the
best possible learning experiences in all areas of nursing practice.
Graduation requirements include the completion of the 80-credit
curriculum in academic good standing with grades of C or better in each
course. Upon completion of the program, students will take the National Council
Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Additionally,
students will take the Clinical Nurse Leader certification exam from the
Commission on Nurse Certification, an autonomous arm of the American
Association of Colleges of Nursing.
The CNL is an 80-credit program to be completed as follows:
The individual courses comprising the program can be found in the University’s