The focus of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) masters degrees is to prepare graduates with advanced leadership skills to be applied in the healthcare delivery system across a wide range of settings. Functions of the CNL include client advocacy, team manager, information manager, outcomes manager, systems analyst/risk anticipator, educator, and active professional.
Clinical Nursing Leader Graduate Program Objectives
- Integrate nursing science and theory, biophysical, psychosocial, ethical, analytical, and organizational sciences as the foundation for the highest level of nursing practice.
- Analyze complex health care system to assess strengths and weaknesses to facilitate organization-wide changes in practice delivery.
- Synthesize, interpret, and apply knowledge from nursing practice, research, theory, and informatics to evaluate outcomes and sustain evidence-based advanced nursing practice.
- Advocate for health care policy addressing issues of social justice and equality in the delivery of advanced practice nursing services.
- Enact leadership and effective communication in inter- and intra-professional collaborator relationships to facilitate and improve outcomes for individuals, populations, and health care systems.
- Assess epidemiological, financial, sociopolitical, occupational, and organizational forces in the development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical prevention and population health.
- Integrate professional standards, values, accountability, and ongoing self-reflection into role acquisition as an advanced practice nurse.
- Influences health outcomes by providing advanced independent comprehensive health care services including health promotion and counseling, health assessment and diagnosis, and disease prevention and management of health and illness of individuals and families throughout the lifespan.
MN Degree Programs of Study
For More Information
For more information about the College of Nursing Master of Nursing (MN) degree please complete the online form.
For specific information about "Five Steps to Apply" please visit: http://www.montana.edu/nursing/academic/mn.php
This project is supported in part by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number D09HP08335, Advanced Education Nursing Grants for $1,600,468. The information or content and conclusions are those of Montana State University and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the Division of Nursing, BHPr, DHHS or the U.S. Government.