The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions
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G Nursing MSN

MSN Clinical Nurse Leader Program for Registered Nurses

This pathway of the Master of Science in Nursing program prepares RNs already holding an associate’s or bachelor’s degree to advance within the field by gaining experience as clinical nurse leaders. Students are trained to develop and manage patient care plans, and to advocate for best practices and outcomes within the health care field.


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The program comprises 35 units for RNs with a BSN and 46 units for RNs with an ADN over the course of 2 years of study. Designed with a flexible schedule of classroom instruction plus clinical practice.

More Information

Students hold a model of a heartFor information about the program, please contact our recruiter Tamara White in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at (415) 422-3627 or


The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

MSN – CNL Program

All graduates of the program meet the AACN CNL master’s degree outcome competencies and practice standards and are eligible for certification by the national American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL).

Contact Information

For more information about the program at our branch campuses, please contact:
Pleasanton Campus, (925) 867-2711, ask an advisor

San Jose Campus, (408) 343-7100, ask an advisor

Sacramento Campus, (916) 920-0157 , ask an advisor

Santa Rosa Campus, (707) 527-9612, ask an advisor

Southern California Campus, (415) 422-3627, ask an advisor