MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader Overview The accredited online MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader program is designed to prepare nurses for an evolving advanced generalist role in the quickly changing, increasingly complex clinical care environment. The program incorporates advanced knowledge and skill, clinical expertise in an 'evidence and quality' driven context, accountability for outcomes of care, integration of health care services, and clinical leadership for the care of clients. It also emphasizes the development of competencies related to the use of technology, evidence-based practice, customization of care, health team and interdisciplinary leadership, and outcome and risk assessment.Program FeaturesThe master's degree in nursing at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationExperienced and board certified faculty from Drexel's acclaimed College of Nursing and Health ProfessionsA highly-interactive online learning method that challenges and engages students while remaining convenient for working nursesFlexible scheduling of clinical practicum in a variety of settingsThree-year tuition lock for those who complete the program within 3 years Clinical PracticumClinical practicum experiences provide opportunities for students to deepen clinical skills and develop additional competencies for the management of clients’ health care needs at the point-of-care. Precepted clinical experiences will include activities such as modeling of care, assessment and evaluation of aggregate patient outcomes, case management and service integration, unit and interdisciplinary team leadership, teaching and mentoring of staff.** For questions, please contact:Redian Furxhiu Student Services Manager 267.359.5691 email@example.comDrexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.The plan of study is designed with 1-2 courses per quarter. Graduate students who utilize student loans (FAFSA) have to maintain a minimum enrollment of 4.5 credits for a term or two courses per Quarter.MSN Core Courses NURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0Support Courses NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0NURS 550Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning4.0NURS 564The Business of Healthcare3.0Track Courses NURS 531Epidemiology in Action: Tracking Health & Disease3.0NURS 532Evaluation of Health Outcomes3.0NURS 602Foundations for Clinical Nurse Leader4.0NURS 603Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone Immersion I5.0NURS 604Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone Immersion II5.0Total Credits48.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a program fully accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN/ACEN) or the American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN/CCNE) Nurses with a non-nursing bachelor's may consider applying for the RN-BSN-MSN program (coming Fall 2017) to earn both a BSN and MSN concurrently, or apply to the RN to MSN Bridge ProgramCumulative GPA of 3.0 Those with a lower GPA are encouraged to apply, but should ensure that relevant professional experience is included on their resume for evaluation A current, unrestricted United States RN licenseRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study References will not be accepted from colleagues or family membersPersonal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiencesA copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)Additional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $940 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1044 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted. All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Additional Equipment/Lab Fees Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MSN Clinical Nurse Leader Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.