Clinical Nurse Leader programs prepare registered nurses for careers as clinical nurse leaders in which they work as part of an interdisciplinary team that provides direct medical care for patients based on evidence-based practice and research. Includes instruction in pharmacology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, research in nursing methods, advanced health assessment, statistics, and clinical practice management.
Of the 408 Clinical Nurse Leader degrees granted each year at the Masters degree level, 85% percent are awarded to women and the other 15% percent are men. Did you know that California has more students graduating with a degree in Clinical Nurse Leader than any other state in the US? In fact, California awarded 113 degrees last year! The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Clinical Nurse Leader is $57,500.
Sentara College of Health Sciences, Capella University and Central Methodist University-College of Graduate and Extended Studies are three schools popular for Clinical Nurse Leader programs. In fact, there are 7 students at Sentara College of Health Sciences pursuing a Masters degree in Clinical Nurse Leader. Take a look at the college options in the table below.