Clinical Nurse Leader Certificate Program


The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) post master's certificate is designed for registered nurses who already have an MSN. The CNL role has taken on increasing significance in both inpatient and outpatient facilities across the country. CNLs are innovative leaders and critical thinkers who are expert at managing complex patient cases.  They put evidence-based practice into action. Please see more by visiting

At Southern the post master's certificate requires 2 classes (6 credits each) in the Role of the Clinical Nurse Leader. Students should submit all application materials to the School of Graduate Studies.  Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator with questions:

Dr Cynthia O'Sullivan

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update 12/13/12