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Online Clinical Nurse Leader Post-Master’s Certificate (MSN)

Program Overview

Enhance Patient Care Outcomes.

Learn to improve safety and quality of care in a clinical nurse leader role.

Learn to improve safety and quality of care in a clinical nurse leader role.

Program Highlights

3

semesters to complete (average)

17

total credit hours

$572

per credit hour

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Improve the Patient Experience

The MSN post-master’s certificates from Queens University of Charlotte were designed for nurses who hold an MSN or Master of Nursing degree and desire to expand career opportunities. Throughout the Clinical Nurse Leader post-master’s certificate program, you will learn how to improve patient care outcomes, safety and quality of care in clinical settings.

You will benefit from 100 percent online instruction from faculty with hands-on experience in the field, and affordable tuition. Choose to study part-time or full-time and complete your certificate in three semesters.

Career Outlook: Manage Clinical Outcomes

Those who already earned an MSN or Master of Nursing degree can complete this certificate to open the door to new career opportunities.

The post-master’s nursing leadership certification gives you a skillset in professionalism, ethics and the clinical care environment.

Clinical Nurse Leader:

$79,248/YEAR

As a clinical nurse leader, you would collect and evaluate patient outcomes, assess risk and assert decision-making authority. The top 10 percent of clinical nurse leaders earn more than $109,000 annually.1

Nurse Navigator:

$72,884/YEAR

As a nurse navigator, you would help to reduce patients’ anxiety as you navigate them through their healthcare journey. The top 10 percent of nurse navigators earn more than $94,000 annually.2

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Clinical case manager
  • Clinical nurse coordinator
  • Quality care coordinator
  • Clinical program coordinator

Curriculum

Those who already earned an MSN or Master of Nursing degree can complete this certificate to open the door to new career opportunities.

The CNL program includes 17 credit hours. You will study leadership principles and practices, management of clinical outcomes, and management of the care environment while completing a total of 100 clinical hours. Then, you will complete additional 300 clinical hours in a clinical nurse leader residency.

Clinical Nurse Leader Post-Master’s Certificate (17 credit hours)

  • NUR 661 Leadership Principles and Practices – 3 credit hours
  • NUR 652 Management of Clinical Outcomes – 4 credit hours
  • NUR 653 Management of the Care Environment – 4 credit hours
  • NUR 654 Clinical Nurse Leader Residency – 6 credit hours

Course Spotlight: NUR 652 Management of Clinical Outcomes

Focuses on the theory and application of advanced nursing therapeutics and evaluation of their effectiveness in improving client health outcomes. Content includes pharmacotherapeutics, teaching and learning theory, risk anticipation analysis and evidence supporting both traditional and complementary therapies. (3 didactic, 1 clinical; 25 hours clinical practice).

Course Spotlight: NUR 653 Management of the Care Environment

Focuses on the management of processes and resources within the clinical care environment with the goal of achieving optimal outcomes. The clinical components are designed to provide students with an opportunity to participate in clinical microsystems managements as part of a management team.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the online Clinical Nurse Leader Post-Master’s Certificate from Queens, you’ll need:

Tuition Details

This 17 credit hour certificate costs $572 per credit hour, plus a $35 clinical fee per semester. We are driven to offer you affordable rates and transparency on what you can expect to pay, so you can more easily accelerate your career.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens’ Post-Master’s Certificates, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question not covered here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You must hold an MSN or Master of Nursing degree from Queens or another university to be admitted for an MSN post-master’s certificate. You must also hold a current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the state in which you will complete any practicum requirements of the program.

The Nursing Administration or Nurse Educator post-master’s certificates can be completed in two semesters. The Clinical Nurse Leader and Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificates can be completed in three semesters.

With a Nursing Administration post-master’s certificate, you could work as a clinical nurse manager, nursing director, assistant director of nursing, specialty clinic director, vice president of clinical operations or nurse executive. The Clinical Nurse Leader post-master’s certificate could lead to a position as a clinical nurse leader, clinical case manager, nurse navigator, clinical nurse coordinator, quality care coordinator or clinical program coordinator. A Nurse Educator post-master’s certificate gives you the experience to work as a nurse educator, nursing instructor, clinical nurse educator, clinical education specialist, program coordinator, orientation specialist, professional development specialist and clinical practice and education specialist. The Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificate could lead to work as a clinical informatics nurse, clinical information specialist, clinical terminology, nursing informatics analyst or information practice specialist.

Each post-master’s certificate program has course requirements. The Nurse Administrator and Nurse Educator post-master’s certificates require 11 credit hours. The Clinical Nurse leader post-master’s certificate and Nursing Informatics post-master’s certificate requires 17 credit hours. Each certificate includes residency with clinical hours.

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Sources:

  1. PayScale (Feb. 6, 2020). Average Clinical Nurse Leader Salary. Retrieved March 16, 2020 from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Clinical_Nurse_Leader/Salary.
  2. PayScale (Feb. 28, 2020). Average Nurse Navigator Salary. Retrieved March 16, 2020 from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Nurse_Navigator/Salary.