The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing
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G Nursing MSN

Post Master's CNL Certificate

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Graduates must meet the CNL competencies as outlined by the Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and will be eligible to sit for the CNL certification exam. Upon review of a student's MSN transcript, a program of study is tailor-made for the student; only those courses that are linked to the CNL competencies are required.

Required Courses for Certificate

NURS 613          Introduction to the CNL Role (1 unit), 60 CNL internship hours
NURS 615          CNL Role as Educator (1 unit), 60 CNL internship hours
NURS 614          Healthcare Systems Leadership (3 units)
NURS 623          CNL Role: Team Manager & Leader (1 unit), 60 CNL internship hours
NURS 628          CNL Role: Clinical Outcomes Manager (1 unit), 60 CNL internship hrs
NURS 651          CNL Role: Role Synthesis (2 units)
NURS 653          RN-CNL Internship (2 units), 220 Immersion-CNL internship hours

Courses Which May Be Waived (based on previous MSN studies)

NURS 642          Epidemiology and Population Statistics (4 units)
NURS 603          Assessment (3 units)
NURS 640          Healthcare Informatics (2 units)
NURS 612          Adv. Pathophysiology & Pharmacology (3 units)
NURS 629          Financial Resource Management (3 units)
NURS 639          Nursing Inquiry (4 units)
NURS 648          Healthcare Policy & Ethics (3 units)

Minimum Units: 10

Total Possible Units: 32