Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Leader


$538 Per Credit

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Clinical Nurse Leader Emphasis blends the most current theoretical foundations of advanced nursing with evidence-based practice to prepare bachelor’s degree-holding nurses for advanced nursing roles. This 37-credit emphasis is offered as a full time (two year) or part-time (three year) plan of study.

Program Description

Graduate Program is offered as a full time (two year) or part-time (three year) plan of study.

Specific details on course breakdown can be found on program website.

Curriculum includes:

  • Roles in Adv. Nursing and Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Quality Improvement & Safety
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Pharmacotherapetuics for Advanced Nursing Roles
  • Quality in the CNL Role
  • Advanced Health Assessment for CNLs and NEs
  • Clinical Prevention and Population Health
  • Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Roles
  • Leadership in the CNL Role
  • Health Care Systems Policy & Advocacy


Career Opportunities

The Master of Science in Nursing Program educates nurses for:

  • Advanced nursing roles in healthcare;
  • Collaborative roles in healthcare;
  • Serving diverse populations;
  • Inquiry into the theoretical bases of diverse disciplines; and
  • Pursuing doctoral education in nursing.

Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing program will:

  • Function effectively in advanced nursing practice, integrating the art and science of nursing into the advanced role.
  • Serve as an effective leader, role model and advocate for clients in clinical practice and in education.
  • Generate advanced knowledge of the social, political, ethical, technical, cultural, spiritual, environmental and economic factors influencing the healthcare system and higher education.
  • Integrate knowledge of theory and research in advanced nursing areas.
  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility in developing advanced nursing roles.
  • Scientifically investigate issues relevant to advanced nursing and nursing education.
  • Evaluate personal scholarship, professional growth and excellence in practice.


The following requirements must be met prior to consideration for admission into the Master of Science in Nursing program at UW Oshkosh:

  1. BSN from a program accredited by the National League for Nursing (NLNAC), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on College Nursing Education (CCNE)
  2. Current, unencumbered RN license.
  3. Minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA. Applicants with a GPA of 2.70 to 2.99 may be considered for admission under probationary status. GRE scores are required for such applicants.
  4. Three professional references with knowledge of applicant’s current professional and/or academic skills
    red nurse experience is helpful but not required.

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