Top School for Clinical Nurse Leaders

U.S. News puts School of Nursing and Health Professions among best in country


USF’s School of Nursing and Health Professions has one of the best clinical nurse leader programs in the country, according to new rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

The nursing school ranked 6th on U.S. News’ 2016 list of top graduate schools for clinical nurse leader programs. 

“Our high-quality program is in line with schools that are really changing health care through the clinical nurse leader role,” says Judith Karshmer, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions.

Clinical nurse leaders coordinate patient care, making sure the logistics are in place for a patient to get services from various providers, including other nurses and health care professionals. 

USF offers the graduate clinical nurse leader program on all of its campuses and online, and the program has tracks for both non-nurses and for those who are already nurses.

“For the non-nurse, the program provides them with access to the nursing profession with a sophisticated toolkit to make them very employable at graduation,” Karshmer says. “For the returning registered nurse, it gives them knowledge and added skills to move up in the leadership of a health care institution.”

USF also has a partnership with Kaiser Permanente for its nurses to attend the Clinical Nurse Leader program.

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