M.S.N. - Clinical Nurse Leader;
M.S.N. - Academic Nurse Educator
Format: Campus, Online
Walsh University's Masters Program in Nursing prepares post-baccalaureate Registered Nurses for an advanced career in two exciting new tracks:
Clinical Nurse Leader and Academic Nurse Educator.
The Clinical Nurse Leader or CNL is a fast-emerging nursing role developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in collaboration with leaders from the education and political arenas. The national movement to advance the CNL is fueled by the critical need to improve the quality of patient care and better prepare nurses to thrive across the health care system. The CNL role was developed following research and discussion with stakeholder groups as a way to engage highly skilled clinicians as leaders in outcomes-based practice.
In 2005, an expert panel of nurse educators developed the Scope of Practice for Academic Nurse Educators (NLN Certification Governance Committee, 2005). The Academic Nurse Educator, or ANE is charged with preparing the next generation of nurses to function in the health care settings of the 21st century. The primary roles of the ANE are teacher, scholar and collaborator. ANE’s may teach in a variety of settings and with a variety of levels of students. ANE’s are often involved in interdisciplinary collaboration and leadership functions within institutions. The Academic Nurse Educator (ANE) track at Walsh is designed to provide foundational information and skills for practice as an ANE.
Both Nursing Masters programs are offered primarily online to allow busy working nurses to complete the requirements for either track with relative ease and on their own schedule.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999