Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

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Master of Science in Nursing Program

Clinical Nurse Leader

The MSN in Clinical Nurse Leader prepares registered nurses to serve as clinical unit leaders and mentors, to oversee the care coordination of a distinct group of patients, and actively provide direct patient care. This clinician puts evidence-based practice into action to ensure that patients benefit from the latest innovations in care delivery. This clinician also collects and evaluates patient outcomes, assesses cohort risk, and has the decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary. This clinician often functions as the leader of an interdisciplinary team by communicating, planning, and implementing care directly with other health care professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, social workers, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners across and within various settings. Graduates are eligible for the Clinical Nurse Leader certification exam.

Total Units: 31

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If you have any questions about the Clinical Nurse Leader program, please contact Cathleen Mumper, Director of Student Services, at (619) 260-4548 or cmm@sandiego.edu.