Master of Science in Nursing

The Clinical Nurse Leader (C.N.L.) is a registered nurse, with a Master of Science in Nursing who has completed advanced nursing coursework in pathophysiology, clinical assessment and pharmacology.

C.N.L.s oversee patient care coordination, facilitate team communication, and implement evidence-based solutions at the unit level. The C.N.L. role allows nurses to practice at the master’s level, but stay at the bedside coordinating the care of patients.

  • Promote health
  • Reduce risk
  • Improve point-of-care
  • Apply evidence-based practice to ensure innovative care delivery
  • Formal leadership roles in acute and outpatient settings

Colby-Sawyer's M.S.N program is competitively priced both regionally and nationally at $600 per credit. The application deadline is August 15.

The 37-credit program begins in September and meets weekly for clinical practice at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., lab and classroom instruction on the Colby-Sawyer campus. Additional hybrid/online didactic coursework is completed on your schedule.

* Courses at Colby-Sawyer College campus, all others at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
M.S.N. Program Curriculum
GNUR 501* Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for the
Advanced Practitioner
GNUR 502 Advanced Pathophysiology
GNUR 503 Advanced Pharmacology
GNUR 504 Clinical Quality Improvement I
GNUR 510 Evidence-based Practice and Applied Nursing Research
GNUR 511 Clinical Quality Improvement II
GNUR 512* Health Care Systems, Policy and Leadership
GNUR 513* Population Health
GNUR 598 Capstone I
GNUR 599 Capstone II
Advanced Generalist Nursing, Capstone Practicum

Powerful Partners

Colby-Sawyer is the nursing school for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, N.H. That relationship brings you face-to-face with patients at New Hampshire’s only academic medical center and Level I trauma center.