Master of Science in Nursing – Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Leader Online

Our affordable MSN – Gero CNL online program is designed to prepare you for career advancement working as a nurse leader in acute care or other clinical environments.

12/16/22 Next Application Due Date
1/11/23 Start Classes
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Program Overview

Dive into the ULM online MSN — Clinical Nurse Leader Program

$14,250 Total Tuition
As few as 20 months Program Duration
38 Credit Hours

The online Master of Science in Nursing – Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Leader program at the University of Louisiana Monroe prepares you to help improve the quality of patient care for adult gerontology and to thrive in an evolving healthcare landscape. Our MSN – Gero CNL program—the first one of its kind in Louisiana—is affordable and connects you to CNL-certified, expert faculty who provide ongoing guidance to help you succeed.

In this accelerated online CNL nursing program, you will explore various healthcare delivery models, managed care, and regulatory influences as well as legal issues in pharmacology. Coursework examines global health issues, vulnerable populations, clinical nurse leadership roles and organizational leadership roles in the management of human resources with an emphasis on organizational efficiency. You will graduate prepared to oversee the integration of care for a specific set of patients and their assigned medical teams. As an MSN – Clinical Nurse Leader, you can help incorporate the latest technologies and innovations into treatment to give patients the best care possible.

You will learn to understand and execute management principles and prepare for new career opportunities in mid-level management. You will also be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical leadership in nursing and may compete for upper level positions.

Career opportunities include:

  • Chief Nurse Officer
  • Chief Executive
  • Administrator
  • Chief Nurse Officer
  • Chief Executive
  • Administrator

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$14,250 Total Tuition
As few as 20 months Program Duration
38 Credit Hours

Accreditation

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The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing at the University of Louisiana Monroe Kitty DeGree School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Tuition and Fees

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The MSN – Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Leader online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. Financial aid may be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$375 Per Credit Hour
$14,250 Program Tuition

Tuition breakdown:

$375 Per Credit Hour
$14,250 Program Tuition

Calendar

Our course schedule is designed for flexibility

The MSN – Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Leader online program features eight-week courses delivered in a convenient online format—with five starts each year. View the full calendar to find the best class start date for you and take note of all corresponding deadlines.

Now enrolling:

12/16/22 Next Application Due Date
1/11/23 Start Classes
SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineLast Class DayTerm Length
Spring 11/11/2312/16/2212/16/221/6/231/6/233/8/238 weeks
Spring 23/9/232/27/232/27/233/10/233/10/235/9/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

12/16/22 Next Application Due Date
1/11/23 Start Classes

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Admissions

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The admission process is the first step toward earning your MSN – Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Leader online. Requirements for admission to this program include:

  • BSN degree from a nationally accredited school of nursing
  • GPA of at least 2.8 cumulative on a 4.0 scale
  • RN license active and unencumbered

Online Program Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Master of Science in Nursing – Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Leader online program are evaluated on a holistic basis. Applicants must submit a $40 application fee and meet the following criteria:

  • Two years clinical nursing experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an nationally accredited school of nursing
  • Unencumbered registered nurse license
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE required if the cumulative GPA is less than 2.8
    • Formula Score: (GPA X GRE = 712)
  • Submission of official transcripts from all accredited colleges and universities attended

Transcripts and official documents can be electronically submitted to [email protected].

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Louisiana Monroe
Sandel Hall 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0600

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Courses

Read about our Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Leader online curriculum

To earn the MSN – Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Leader online, students must complete the courses listed below for a total of 38 credit hours.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Provides an overview of theoretical and conceptual models from disciplines including nursing, management, education and economics. Emphasis on theory utilization in advanced nursing practice
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Critical analysis of scientific knowledge from across healthcare disciplines. Emphasis on logic, process of inquiry, knowledge generation, and utilization.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores health care delivery models, managed care and regulator influences. Global health issues and vulnerable populations are examined.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Explores health care law and practice standards, professional liability, and risk management. Includes case study analysis of ethical decision making.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Applies normal system-focused advanced pathophysiology to pathologic disease processes to form a firm foundation for clinical assessment, decision making and clinical management.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Research practicum provides opportunity for application of research knowledge in the development of an evidence-based practice project.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Building on basic assessment skills with attention to development of advanced assessment skills, data collection, and documentation. Clinical practice with approved preceptor. This course includes 64 clinical hours.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Examination of the Clinical Nurse Leader role including development, education, practice, and lateral integration into the healthcare system.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Focuses on strategic planning, economic management skills, budgets, and resource allocations. Planned change project with emphasis on economic impact in clinical practicum.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Evaluation of care environment and care outcomes. Clinical practicum with analysis of root cause, patient safety, quality improvement, and evidence-based practices.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Evaluate clinical outcomes at micro and macro levels and economic burden to healthcare system. Actively participate in quality improvement project within healthcare setting.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Appraisal of pharmacologic principles, therapeutics, classification, effects and mechanisms of drug action in addition to applying pharmacologic knowledge to leadership and education. COURSE PREREQUISITES/CO-REQUISITES Enrollment in the graduate nursing program. Admission to the Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Leader Track. Course Prerequisite: NURS 5006
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
A continuation of NURS 5014. Review of organizational leadership roles in the management of human resources. Emphasis on organizational efficiency. Clinical practicum with an approved preceptor.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Focuses on strategic planning, economic management skills, budgets, and resource allocations. Planned change project with emphasis on economic impact in clinical practicum.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Reviews the fundamental aspects of biological aging: age-related anatomical and physiological changes displayed by humans and other mammals at the molecular, cellular and organismic levels.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An examination of social aspects of adjustment to aging, attitudes toward aging, social-psychological and sociological theories of aging, successful aging, family patterns, intergenerational relationships, leisure, and retirement. Attention will be given to demographic changes, middle age, minority aged, and adult socialization.

The ULM Master of Science in Nursing – Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Leader online degree is the first program of its kind in the state of Louisiana.

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