The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is a new role in nursing, the first new role in 35 years! The CNL tract prepares professional nurses as advanced generalists who are experts at the point of care.
The Clinical Nurse Leader has multiple roles in healthcare including:
• Clinical Practice
• Outcomes Manager
• Patient Advocate
• Information Manager
• Systems Analyst/Risk Anticipator
• Team Leader
The Clinical Nurse Leader curriculum can be completed in three semesters post-baccalaureate and consists of course work that address each of the areas cited above as well as immersion clinical experiences to assist learners in adapting to the role. All courses are online and clinical can be arranged in your own community (in most cases). The interactive online classroom provides opportunities for active learning, discussion, problem solving, debating, critical thinking, research, networking, and community building.
USA College of Nursing - HAHN 3086
5721 USA Drive N.
Mobile AL 36688-0002
FAX: (251) 445-9416
The BSN, MSN, and DNP programs at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Nurse Educator Option
USA offers nurse educator classes
to those students wishing to pursue
a career in academia. These courses
are a subspecialization that can
be added onto your current degree
plan. Please click this link
to learn more: Nursing Education