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Joan G. Loftus
Dean, School of Nursing & Health Professions
Shari L. Goldberg
Professor & Associate Dean, School of Nursing & Health Professions
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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.*
*Salary: MSN Clinical Nurse Leader. (2013, June 3). Retrieved from scrubsmag.com/salary-msn-clinical-nurse-leader.
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.
|M.S.N. Program Curriculum|
|GNUR 501*||Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for the
|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
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.