Explore your passion to be a clinical leader at the point of care to improve the quality of patient care outcomes.
Assistant Director of Admissions
The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) is a registered nurse, with a Master of Science in Nursing who has completed advanced nursing coursework in pathophysiology, clinical assessment and pharmacology. CNLs oversee patient care coordination, facilitate team communication, and implement evidence-based solutions at the unit level.
The CNL role allows nurses to practice at the master’s level, but stay at the bedside coordinating the care of patients.
Offered in an asynchronous online, 8-week course format, the nursing courses are designed to respond to the unique needs of adult learners who have current nursing practice experience.
Students new to the college’s MSN program enrolled by Fall 2020 will receive a $1,350 scholarship toward their first course, and a $825 scholarship toward their second course. All courses after will be the normal rate of $575 per credit for D-HH employees and Colby-Sawyer alumni, and $600 for all other applicants.
The relationship between Colby-Sawyer and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health dates back to 1981 when the college first began preparing nurses at the Bachelor of Science level. Since then, Colby-Sawyer students have benefited from nursing clinical placements, internships, and various other experiential learning opportunities within the state's largest health system and only academic medical center and Level I trauma center.
Today, with help from generous financial support from D-HH and instruction from career healthcare professionals, Colby-Sawyer is proud to offer a Master of Science in Nursing program to further advance the careers of healthcare workers.