Saint Louis University's Master of Science in Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader) degree program prepares nurses for leadership roles in a variety of health care settings, focusing on quality improvement, clinical coordination and accountability for health outcomes as a provider and manager of care. A MSN-CNL prepares nurses to work in a broad range of positions across the health care system.
Highlights of SLU's nursing program include:
The M.S.N.-C.N.L. program at Saint Louis University is a non-advanced practice option that will prepare you to function as a master's prepared clinical nurse leader. The program is offered online in a part-time format and may be completed in as few as five semesters.
In addition, upon completion of the program, graduates from SLU's Master of Science in Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader) program will be eligible to sit for the clinical nurse leader exam offered by American Association of Colleges of Nursing Commission on Nurse Certification.
Saint Louis University Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing adheres to the principles of a holistic admission process in which selection criteria are broad-based and linked to our University’s and School’s mission and goals. While we do consider academic metrics we also look at applicant experiences, attributes, potential for success, and how applicants may contribute to the school’s learning environment and to the profession.
All admission policies and requirements for domestic students apply to international students along with the following:
Spring: Students should apply for the spring semester by January 1.
Fall: Students should apply for the fall semester by June 1.
Applicants for admission to this program are considered individually.
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans.
The Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing at Saint Louis University offers scholarship and graduate research assistantship opportunities to eligible graduate students. Additionally, most nursing students will participate in a tuition assistance program provided through their employer.
For more information, visit the student financial services office online at https://www.slu.edu/financial-aid.
The Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at the Valentine School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation) and approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. To achieve its educational objectives, the school uses the hospitals within SSM Health and many health care organizations of greater St. Louis.
|NURS 5170||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 5140||Health Promotion||3|
|NURS 5020||Health Care Systems & Policy||3|
|NURS 5110||Advanced Assessment and Clinical Decision Making||3|
|NURS 5200||Gen Research Methods||3|
|NURS 5025||Informatics and Quality Improvement||3|
|HCE 5500||Ethics in Nursing& Health Care||2|
|NURS 5080||Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|NURS 5604||Advanced Clinical Studies||3|
|NURS 5605||Practicum in Clinical Leadership||3|
Nurse educator courses provide an opportunity for course work and practicum experience in nursing education. NURS 5560 Evidence-Based Approaches for the Nurse Educator (2 cr) may be added to earn the Nurse Educator Certificate.
|NURS 5570||Curriculum Development in Nurse Education||2|
|NURS 5580||Instructional Strategies and Evaluation in Nurse Education||2|
|NURS 5590||Practicum in Nursing Education||2|
Students will complete 400 clinical hours which includes 75 clinical hours in Advanced Assessment, 150 clinical hours in Advanced Clinical Studies and 175 Hours in Practicum in Clinical Leadership.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.
Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.
Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.
|NURS 5170||Advanced Pathophysiology 1||3|
|NURS 5140||Health Promotion 1||3|
|NURS 5200||Gen Research Methods 1||3|
|NURS 5110||Advanced Assessment and Clinical Decision Making 2||3|
|NURS 5000||Epidemiology 3||3|
|NURS 5020||Health Care Systems & Policy 3||3|
|NURS 5025||Informatics and Quality Improvement 4||3|
|HCE 5500||Ethics in Nursing& Health Care 1||2|
|NURS 5604||Advanced Clinical Studies 2||3|
|NURS 5080||Advanced Pharmacology 1||3|
|NURS 5605||Practicum in Clinical Leadership 5||3|
Fall or Spring
Fall or Spring. 2 credits theory, 1 credit clinical
Spring only. Follows NURS 5604 Advanced Clinical Studies (0-4 cr). 3 Credits Clinical.