Dive into the ULM online MSN — Clinical Nurse Leader Program
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
- Chief Nurse Officer
- Chief Executive
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.
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.
|Session||Program Start Date||Application Deadline||Document Deadline||Registration Deadline||Payment Deadline||Last Class Day||Term Length|
|Fall 1||8/21/23||8/8/23||8/8/23||8/11/23||8/11/23||10/16/23||8 weeks|
|Fall 2||10/16/23||10/2/23||10/2/23||10/20/23||10/20/23||12/7/23||8 weeks|
See the requirements for this online CNL program
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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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.
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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