The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program focuses on improving the quality of patient care and helping professional nurses to thrive in the health care system. The CNL role has demonstrated effectiveness in improving outcomes, elevating current evidence-based practice, enhancing quality, and providing continuous leadership in the microsystem. If you have a strong preference to retain your clinical identity yet assume a role of a change agent and leader, the CNL will provide you with the required competencies for the microsystem.

Feb. 1

Application deadline

Applications received after the deadline may be considered as space allows.

Accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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Approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing

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Mode of delivery: Online


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Class Size: 24


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Length: 2-year/3-year plans of study


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Application deadline:

Feb. 1