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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.

08/03/20 Next Application Due Date
08/17/20 Start Classes

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Program Overview

$13,900 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 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 gerontologic clinical nurse leader, you can help incorporate the latest technologies and innovations into treatment to give patients the best care possible.

In as few as 20 months, you will learn to understand and execute management principles and prepare for new career opportunities in mid-level management. You will be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical leadership in nursing and may compete for upper level positions such as CNO, Chief Executive or Administrator.

Career opportunities include:

  • Chief Nurse Officer
  • Chief Executive
  • Administrator
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate and master's degree programs in nursing at the University of Louisiana Monroe 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

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:

$365.79 Per Credit Hour
$13,900 Program Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
MSN – Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Leader $365.79 $1097.37 $13,900

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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov, using the Federal School Code for ULM: 002020.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 318-342-5320.

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

Calendar

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:

08/03/20 Next Application Due Date
08/17/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Late Registration Deadline* Late Payment Deadline* Last Class Day
Spring 2 03/12/2020 02/27/2020 03/05/2020 03/12/2020 03/12/2020 03/12/2020 03/19/2020 05/11/2020
Summer 06/01/2020 05/18/2020 05/25/2020 06/01/2020 N/A 06/01/2020 06/05/2020 07/31/2020
Fall 1 08/17/2020 08/03/2020 08/10/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/21/2020 10/09/2020
Fall 2 10/12/2020 09/28/2020 10/05/2020 10/12/2020 10/12/2020 N/A N/A 12/11/2020
Spring 1 01/11/2021 12/28/2020 01/04/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/15/2021 03/12/2021
Spring 2 03/15/2021 03/01/2021 03/08/2021 03/15/2021 03/15/2021 N/A N/A 05/14/2021
Summer 06/01/2021 05/18/2021 05/25/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/04/2021 07/01/2021

Course Map

*For those registering in Spring 1, Summer and Fall 1 who do not pay by the registration deadline will be dropped and required to register and pay $100 late fee. Please note late registration and late payment are not available for those starting in Spring 2 and Fall 2.

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Admissions

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
RN license active and unencumbered
GPA of at least 2.8 cumulative on a 4.0 scale

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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 gradschooldocs@ulm.edu.

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

Have a question? Call us at 800-917-3236.

Courses

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

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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

Provides 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: 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

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

Appraises the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of therapeutic agents used in acute and chronic illnesses. Legal issues in pharmacology are also addressed.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Clinical Hours: 64

Building on basic assessment skills with attention to development of advanced assessment skills, data collection, and documentation. Clinical practice with approved preceptor.

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: 2

Evaluates care environment and care outcomes. Includes clinical practicum with analysis of root cause, patient safety, quality improvement and evidence-based practices.

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

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

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

A continuation of NURS 5019. Focuses on strategic planning, economic management skills, budgets, and resource allocations. Emphasis on economic impact in clinical practicum. Clinical experiences with an approved clinical preceptor.

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.

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