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Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs) are leaders in the health care delivery system who manage at the point of care, and assume an advanced generalist's clinical practical role. CNLs function within a microsystem and assume responsibility for healthcare outcomes for a specific group of clients through assimilation and application of research-based information to design, implement, and evaluate plans of care. CNLs are providers and managers of care and facilitate lateral integration of clinical services.

Semester for Admission

Submit application and all transcripts to the Office of Admissions no later than

Fall

May 1

Spring

September 15

Summer (Houston campus only)

February 1

Core Requirements

The clinical nurse leader track requires 40 credit hours. The following courses must be completed by all clinical nurse leader students:

Core Requirements

credit hours

N5013: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

3

N5024: Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing

4

N5644: Advanced Assessment/Differential Diagnosis

4

B5333: Advanced Pathophysiology

3

N5663: Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

N5003: Health Policy and Promotion

3

Total

20hrs.

Additional Requirements in Specialty Area

CNL Clinical Courses

credit hours

NURS 5016: Clinical Nurse Leader I

6 hrs.

NURS 5026: Clinical Nurse Leader II

6 hrs.

NURS 5034: Clinical Nurse Leader Immersion Experience I

4 hrs.

NURS 5044: Clinical Nurse Leader Immersion Experience II

4 hrs.

TOTAL

20 hrs.

Contact

Dr. Susan Mellott, PhD, RN 
MS ACE Coordinator 
(713) 794-2100

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