Graduate Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
- Integrate knowledge from nursing and related sciences, societal issues and trends, healthcare delivery systems, and finances to interpret patterns and trends within a specified healthcare microsystem in order to deliver safe, competent, comprehensive healthcare.
- Demonstrate a leadership role in collaborating with members of the interprofessional team in developing, implementing, and evaluating care for a specified healthcare microsystem.
- Demonstrate effective written, oral, and technological communication abilities.
Facilitate interdisciplinary care within the context of a Christian worldview that fosters respect for diverse populations.
- Create awareness of professional role development through the avenues of evidence-based practice, graduate education, and lifelong learning.
- Advocate for the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader as manager and coordinator of care for an individual or cohort.
- (Adapted from AACN CNL competencies of 2013).
The graduation requirements are as follows:
- Fifty percent of coursework must be at the 600-course level,
- The program of study must be completed within 5-years of admission,
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher,
- Submit a degree application.
The admission requirements for the Masters with a CNL concentration will be consistent with the other LCU graduate programs with the exception of the following:
- Unencumbered US registered nursing license(s),
- No state board or legal action against licensure in any state,
- Earned BSN from an accredited nursing program,
- GPA of > 2.6 on BSN last 30 hours of upper level coursework,
- Undergraduate courses in assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, statistics, and nursing research,
- official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended,
- An onsite essay or essay proctored by ProctorU,
- While experience is not required, related practice experience may make the applicant more competitive.
International or students whose primary language is nor English must have:
- BSN or its equivalent,
- Current US registered nursing license,
- Demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading English.
The curriculum will consist of 38 hours, which can be completed in six semesters. The course descriptions are as follows.
- NM 501- Professional Role Development
- NM 503- Outcome Management and Quality Improvement
- NM 506- Nursing Research and Evidenced-Based Practice
- NM 508- Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
- NM 511- Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Organizations
- NM 518- Healthcare Informatics
- NM 525- Healthcare Promotion and Illness Prevention
- NM 548- Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Delivery
- NM 601- Advanced Pathophysiology
- NM 603- Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics
- NM 608- Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
- NM 610- Leadership and Interprofessional Practice
- NM 625- Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone I
- NM 630- Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone II
The course descriptions for the MSN program can be found at http://catalog.lcuniversity.edu/