The MSN Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degrees in areas of study outside of nursing and are seeking new careers as registered nurses (RN).
The program prepares students for licensure as RNs while integrating graduate-level study that prepares them for positions as clinical nurse leaders.
Students complete 68 units over the course of two years of continuous study on the USF main campus. It’s full time, with classroom instruction three days weekly and clinical practice two days weekly.
- Design, coordinate, and evaluate care for a diversity of patients, families, and communities
- Provide services at the point of care to individuals across the lifespan with particular emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction
- Synthesize data, information, and knowledge to evaluate and achieve optimal outcomes
- Ensure inclusive care planning for patients and families
- Provide patients with pertinent information about their care before it is provided
- Advocate for the patient by taking action if care decisions or activities are against the patient’s wishes or interests
- Advocate for the profession and the interdisciplinary health care team
- Use appropriate teaching theories and strategies and current information, materials, and technology to provide and teach patients, families, and communities about their care
- Use information systems and technology at the point of care to improve health care outcomes
- Participate in system review processes to improve the delivery of patient care and to evaluate and anticipate risks to patient safety with an aim of preventing error
- Delegate and manage clinical resources of the nursing team
- Serve as a leader and partner in the interdisciplinary health care team
- Recognize that an ongoing acquisition of knowledge and skills is necessary to effect change in care practice and outcomes
For more information about the program, please contact Susana Torres in the School of Nursing and Health Professions (San Francisco main campus) at (415) 422-2806 or email@example.com.
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’.