MSN Clinical Nurse Leader Overview The accredited online MSN Clinical Nurse Leader program is designed to prepare nurses for an evolving advanced generalist role in the quickly changing, increasingly complex clinical care environment. The program incorporates advanced knowledge and skill, clinical expertise in an 'evidence and quality' driven context, accountability for outcomes of care, integration of health care services, and clinical leadership for the care of clients. It also emphasizes the development of competencies related to the use of technology, evidence-based practice, customization of care, health team and interdisciplinary leadership, and outcome and risk assessment.Program FeaturesFully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions that is actively involved in modern clinical researchA highly-interactive online learning method that challenges and engages students while remaining convenient for working nursesFlexible scheduling of clinical practicum in a variety of settingsClinical PracticumClinical practicum experiences provide opportunities for students to deepen clinical skills and develop additional competencies for the management of clients’ health care needs at the point-of-care. Precepted clinical experiences will include activities such as modeling of care, assessment and evaluation of aggregate patient outcomes, case management and service integration, unit and interdisciplinary team leadership, teaching and mentoring of staff.** For questions, please contact:Redian Furxhiu Student Services Manager 267.359.5691 firstname.lastname@example.org*The master's programs at Drexel University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.**NEW YORK RESIDENTS: Clinical rotations cannot be completed in the state of New York. ***WASHINGTON RESIDENTS: Drexel University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Drexel University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the council does not carry with it an endorsement by the council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430. Curriculum MSN Core Courses INFO 526Information, Innovation & Technology in Advanced Nursing Practice3.0or NURS 544 Quality and Safety in HealthcareNURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0Support Courses NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0NURS 550Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning Across the Lifespan4.0NURS 564The Business of Healthcare3.0Track Courses NURS 531Epidemiology in Action: Tracking Health & Disease3.0NURS 532Evaluation of Health Outcomes3.0NURS 602Foundations for Clinical Nurse Leader4.0NURS 603Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone Immersion I5.0NURS 604Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone Immersion II5.0Professional Development NURS 669Professional Seminar for Advance Practice Nurses *1.0Total Credits49.0*Must be taken with either NURS 602, NURS 603, or NURS 604.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program fully accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN/ACEN) or the American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN/CCNE) RN's with a non-nursing bachelor's degree may need to complete a bridge course before starting the programGPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the BSNA current, unrestricted United States RN licenseRequired DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study References will not be accepted from colleagues or family membersPersonal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiencesA copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)Additional requirements for International StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $861 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $956 per credit) This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Additional Equipment/Lab Fees Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2014 September 22, 2014 December 5, 2014 December 8, 2014 December 13, 2014 Winter 2015 January 5, 2015 March 16, 2015 March 17, 2015 March 21, 2015 Spring 2015 March 30, 2015 June 8, 2015 June 9, 2015 June 12, 2015 Summer 2015 June 22, 2015 August 29, 2015 September 1, 2015 September 5, 2015 Apply today for a MSN Clinical Nurse Leader Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.