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Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNL) are prepared at the master’s degree as an advanced generalist. This exciting new role was developed to address needs in healthcare for lateral integration of care at the bedside. Graduates of the Clinical Nurse Leader program provide and manage care at the point of care to individuals, clinical populations and communities. Additional courses may be added to provide further specialization beyond the adult setting. The CNL program does not prepare the graduate for eligibility as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Kansas.
The 35 credit hour curriculum is composed of eight core courses and five clinical leadership courses (including a graduae project). The curriculum adheres to guidelines provided by pertinent credentialing and regulating organizations while creating a flexible and contemporary graduate education. All graduates possess an advanced core of knowledge to provide direct patient care and manage complex systems.
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