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MSN in Clinical Nurse Leader

School of Nursing

The Clinical Nurse Leader or CNL® prepares master’s educated nurses to practice across the continuum of care, including in-patient and out-patient settings, in the community and with long-term and hospice programs. The Clinical Nurse Leader program focuses on care coordination, outcomes measurement, transitions of care and interprofessional communication and team leadership.

Delivery Type: 100% online

Credit required/Time to completion: 36 credit hours / 18 months

Cost of degree: Tuition rates

Projected National Average Salary: $81,700

Projected National Job Growth: 21.4%

Career opportunities: Nursing management and training, registered nursing, nurse practitioners

Who should apply: Master’s educated nurses who want to lead others in creating change at the point of patient care.

Who is hiring OU grads: Department of Veterans Affairs, Mission Health, Corewell Health, HCA Healthcare, Elevance Health, UnitedHealth Group and more.

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*Data was last reviewed in May 2023. Projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.