Clinical Nurse Leader

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is the application deadline?
  • How many units is the program?
  • Can I attend the program on a part-time basis?
  • What does the CNL Program prepare me to do?
  • What specific skills will I attain in the CNL Program?
  • What positions might a CNL seek?
  • Do CNL students complete a project as part of their program?
  • What is the background of the professors who teach in the CNL Program?
  • What is the academic environment like at USD?
  • What is unique about the CNL Program at USD?
  • Do I have to find my own preceptor?
  • Is there a certification exam?
  • When are classes offered? Is there a distance format?
  • Are there elective courses within the program?
  • Am I required to submit my health requirement information by the application deadline?
  • How do I determine if my degree from another country is equivalent to a US Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree?
  • How do I apply for financial aid? What is the deadline?