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MS in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader


Important Notice:

Dominican University of California is not currently accepting Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Clinical Nurse Leader applications and will not be enrolling students for the Fall 2014 semester. Candidates who have not completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program are encouraged to consider the day undergraduate BSN program.


Program Description

  • The MSN CNL program is a 32-unit program for students with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
  • The MSN CNL can also be completed as a 48-unit accelerated ADN/RN to MSN program for students with an Associate of Science in Nursing degree and an RN license.
  • Flexible schedule: classes meet one evening a week 
  • Cohort program builds camaraderie and professional bonds and allows for one-on-one instruction and guidance
  • Faculty are doctorate prepared, supportive, and available
  • Dominican is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Program Objectives

  • Become proficient in using scientific information in your practice
  • Demonstrate an understanding of organizational and systems leadership
  • Learn how to implement quality improvement and safety measures
  • Learn how to influence health care policy
  • Demonstrate effective use of interprofessional collaboration in order to improve patient and population health outcomes
  • Become an advocate for health care for all populations including those who are underserved
  • Become proficient in translating scholarship into practice


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