Master of Science Clinical Nurse Leader


333 South Street, Suite 400

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science Clinical Nurse Leader

Format: Online

Program Description:

As health care needs have grown exponentially, so have the roles and responsibilities of nurses. There's never been a more pressing demand for rigorously prepared nurses with the capability to lead across the full spectrum of clinical services.  Earning your degree through our all-online program lets you fulfill your work and family obligations without giving up advancement potential or a world-class education. Our 37-credit CCNE - accredited Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program – a concentration of the Master of Science in Nursing degree – builds on your nursing education and clinical experience, preparing you for advanced nursing practice and providing you with the skills and knowledge to design, provide, manage and coordinate services in health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, and illness management. You will also learn to function across clinical settings to meet the demands of a complex care delivery system and supervise the application of research information and the efficient use of resources to improve outcomes and effect organizational change.


The UMass Amherst School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Eligibility Requirements:

You must have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited School of Nursing or be a registered nurse w/ a non-nursing Bachelor's Degree.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.

Locale: Large City

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