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Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 20 months Credit Hours: 38 Tuition: $13,900

Overview


The online Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration 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 CNL Concentration 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 program, you will explore various healthcare delivery models, managed care, and regulatory influences as well as legal issues in pharmacology. You will examine global health issues, vulnerable populations, and organizational leadership roles in the management of human resources with an emphasis on organizational efficiency. You will be capable of working as a team leader in acute care or other clinical environments and be prepared to oversee the integration of care for a specific set of patients and their assigned medical teams. As a 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 practice and leadership and may compete for upper level positions such as CNO, Chief Executive, or Administrator.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration online, students must complete 13 courses for a total of 38 credit hours. All courses are eight weeks in length.

To see the full list of courses for this program, view courses.

Admissions

The School of Nursing admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration online program.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration online program is affordably priced and can be paid by the course. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about the tuition for this program, view tuition.

Calendar

The School of Nursing offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for this program, view calendar.

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Courses


To earn the Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration online, students must complete the courses listed below for a total of 38 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

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

Explores health care delivery models, managed care and regulator influences. Global health issues and vulnerable populations are examined.

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

This course includes 64 clinical hours

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

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

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: 2

Reviews organizational leadership roles in the management of human resources. Emphasis on organizational efficiency. Includes clinical practicum with approved preceptor.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Reviews organizational leadership roles in the management of human resources. Emphasis on organizational efficiency. Includes clinical practicum with approved preceptor.

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

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

Research practicum provides opportunity for application of research knowledge in the development of an evidence-based practice project.

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: 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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Admissions


It's time to get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration online program, along with information on required documentation.

Online Program Admission Requirements

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

  1. Two years clinical nursing experience
  2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited institution
  3. 2.8 cumulative GPA (with no GRE) unconditional ...or... 2.2-2.79 GPA (with GRE) conditional admission
  4. Submission of official transcripts from all accredited colleges and universities attended

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

Transcripts and official documents can be electronically submitted to gradschooldocs@ulm.edu.

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

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

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

Financial Aid Application Process

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.

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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 2 10/15/18 10/01/18 10/08/18 10/01/18 10/16/18 12/7/18
Spring 1 1/14/2019 12/21/2018 1/2/2018 1/8/2019 1/8/2019 TBD
Spring 2 3/14/2019 2/28/2019 3/6/2019 3/14/2019 3/14/2019 TBD
Summer 6/3/2019 5/20/2019 5/27/2019 6/3/2019 6/3/2019 TBD
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