Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Leader Curriculum

The LECOM Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Leader (MSN-CNL) program is comprised of 16 courses for a total of 45 credit hours.  The curriculum is divided into three sections which include: Essential Core, Clinical Core, and Specialization Core.  Students will complete a Clinical Nurse Leader capstone project that will serve as an applied evidence-based project prior to the completion of the degree program.  All courses must be passed with 80% (B) or greater for all sections of the program in order to continue forward as a student in good standing, progressing toward graduation.

Essential Core Courses
NRS 5000Theoretical foundations of nursing practice and Advanced practice nursing roles3
NRS 5010Economics and financial management in health care3
NRS 5015Law and ethics in nursing practice3
NRS 5020Nursing informatics for the advanced practice nurse3
NRS 5025Research and graduate statistics for advanced practice nurses3
Total Essential Core Courses Credits15
Clinical Core Courses
NRS 5030Advanced physiology and pathophysiology3
NRS 5035Advanced pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics3
NRS 5040Advanced physical health assessment and clinical reasoning3
Total Clinical Core Courses Credits9
Specialization Core Courses
NRS 5050Essential knowledge for CNL and APRN nurse leader3
NRS 5055Transformational leadership in nursing3
NRS-P 5060Practice & Clinical Learning Experiences I (Practicum I – 180 clock hours)2
NRS 5065Quality caring in nursing and health systems3
NRS-P 5070Practice & Clinical Learning Experiences II (Practicum II – 220 clock hours)2
NRS 5075Epidemiology and Patient-focused health care management3
NRS-P 5080Practice & Clinical Learning Experiences III (Practicum III – 200 clock hours)2
Total Specialization Core Courses Credits18
NRS 5090CNL Capstone Project3