Dominican University of California suspended new enrollment to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Clinical Nurse Leader and ADN to MSN program, effective Spring 2013. No new cohorts will be enrolled for the foreseeable future.
Dominican University of California values self-care and reflection and emphasizes inclusion and respect for all. Our MSN Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program provides a curriculum and an educational approach consistent with these values: Our students are motivated, supported and inspired to learn.
Graduates of our world-class, accredited program are prepared to serve as nurse leaders and positive agents for change in any health-care setting, and are taught to assume accountability for health care outcomes across the continuum of care.
Our faculty, staff and students are optimistic about the possibility of effecting change in health care systems. We are committed to improving health care outcomes and, at the end of the program, you will be prepared to assume a leadership role in your selected clinical environment.
Download the MSN Clinical Nurse Leader brochure (pdf) to learn more about our program. To learn more about the clinical nurse leader association http://www.cnlassociation.org/
The roles of the CNL
- Leadership in the care of the sick in and across various health care environments
- Design and provision of health promotion and risk-reduction services for diverse populations
- Provision of evidence-based practice
- Population-appropriate health care to individuals, clinical groups/units, and communities
- Clinical decision-making and risk anticipation
- Design and implementation of plans of care
- Identification and collection of care outcomes
- Responsibility for evaluation and improvement of point-of-care outcomes
- Client and community advocacy
- Delegation and oversight of care delivery and outcomes
- Team management and collaboration with other health professionals
- Development and leveraging of human, environmental, and material resources
- Management and use of client-care and information technology
- Lateral integration of care for a specified group of patients
Dominican is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
- Convenient: Dominican is located in San Rafael, California, 12 miles north of San Francisco
- Flexible: Classes meet once a week on a weekday
- Innovative: Students become change agents in the way health care is delivered
- Global: We offer opportunities for international clinical experiences
- Collaborative: Cohort program builds camaraderie and professional bonds and allows for one-on-one instruction and guidance
- Supportive: Faculty are doctorate prepared, supportive, and available