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MSN in Clinical Leadership

Do you enjoy working with patients? Are you passionate about improving the quality of their care? Saint Xavier’s online MSN in Clinical Leadership will give you the tools and skills you will need to take an active role in assessing, improving, implementing, and evaluating patient care. Our curriculum also prepares you for the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification exam.

The skills and knowledge offered in this online nursing master’s degree program are applicable to most clinical settings including: hospitals, doctors’ offices, rehabilitation centers, hospices and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Graduates of Saint Xavier’s Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Leadership program will be able to:

  • Implement the CNL role in a variety of health care settings
  • Implement outcomes-based practice improvement strategies
  • Coordinate health assessments, new technology, patient input, and information from other healthcare professionals to create safe, high-quality care

Course Topics Include:

  • The philosophical and theoretical foundations of advanced nursing practice
  • Trends, issues and policies related to the transformation of the American health care system
  • The CNL role and its contribution to improve patient outcomes, ensure quality care and reduce health care costs

Lead the Way to Improve Patient Care

With an online Master of Science in Nursing in Clinical Leadership, you’ll gain the critical skills needed to improve patient care, conduct data assessment, and communicate and coordinate efficiently with doctors, pharmacists, social workers and other nurses. Nursing positions that can benefit from this degree include:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Care Manager
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Nurse Manager

Top Ranked Online MSN

Excellence in Nursing Education

In 2016, SXU’s MSN program was ranked the #3 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Program by The Best Colleges. In 2014, the National League for Nursing (NLN) re-designated the School of Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, currently, one of only 35 schools in the U.S. to receive this distinction. In addition, Saint Xavier’s School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 1

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1The online master’s nursing programs at Saint Xavier University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC. 20036, (202) 887-6791.