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)
NURS 614          Healthcare Systems Leadership (3 units)
NURS 623          CNL Role: Team Manager & Leader (1 unit)
NURS 628          CNL Role: Decision Making (1 unit)
NURS 651          CNL Role: Role Synthesis (2 units)
NURS 653          RN-CNL Internship (300 hours) (1 unit)

Courses Which May Be Waived (based on previous studies)

NURS 602          Principles of Epidemiology  (3 units)
NURS 603          Assessment (3 units)
NURS 604          Instructional Systems Design / Informatics (3 units)
NURS 612          Adv. Pathophysiology & Pharmacology (3 units)
NURS 629          Financial Resource Management (3 units)
NURS 639          Nursing Inquiry (4 units)
NURS 648          Management Healthcare Policy & Ethics (3 units)

Minimum Units: 9

Total Possible Units: 31