- About the Program
- Curriculum – including courses
- Admission Requirements
- Start Dates & Application Deadlines
About the Program
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Rowan University was established to provide Registered Nurses in the greater Philadelphia tri-state area with the skills to assume leadership roles in their respective organizations. Our program was designed according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) definition of the Clinical Nurse Leader as someone who oversees the care coordination of a distinct group of patients and actively provides direct patient care in complex situations. Also, according to the AACN, the CNL is a leader in the health care delivery system who evaluates patient outcomes, assesses cohort risk, and has the decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary. The Rowan MSN – Clinical Nurse Leader program is ideal for registered nurses hoping to assume this role.
Curriculum - Program Code: .CXMSN-NURS / Major Code: G265 / Specialization: P265
The Rowan University Master of Science in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader is an accelerated program offered in a hybrid format with a combination of fully online courses, face to face classes, and clinical experiences. The program consists of 35 semester hours (s.h.), of which 22 are in the core graduate nursing course education. The remaining 13 semester hours consist of nursing courses with a specialized focus on Clinical Nurse Leader development. At the completion of the MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader program, the graduate will have completed a total of 415 clinical hours. Three hundred of these hours reside in the final two courses in the program.
The courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally.
|Course Number||Course Title||Semester Hours|
|Core MSN Courses: 22 S.H.|
|NURS 05.504||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 05.505||Advanced Pharmacology (prereq: NURS 05.504)||3|
|NURS 05.503||Nursing Research (prereq: NURS 03.404)||4|
|NURS 05.501||Advanced Health Assessment (45 clinical hours)||3|
|AHI 05.501||Integrated Information Technology (45 Clinical Hours)||3|
|NURS 05.507||Leadership & Care Environment Management (25 Clinical Hours)||3|
|NURS 05.508||Special Issues & Trends in Nursing||3|
|Clinical Nurse Leader Courses: 13 S.H.|
|NURS 05.509||Clinical Nurse Leader Role||3|
|NURS 05.510||Evidence Based Practice in Illness/Disease Management||3|
|NURS 05.511||Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum I (100 clinical hours)||3|
|NURS 05.512||Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum II (200 clinical hours)||4|
|Total Semester Hours: 35|
The following is a list of the items required to begin the application process for the Master of Science in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader Program. There may be additional action of materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below the Department of Nursing will contact you with a confirmation or indicating any missing items once your application has been submitted.
- CGCE Department of Nursing Application Form. Download the PDF or click here to apply online.
- $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
- Current Resume
- Copy of Current CPR cards
- Graduation from a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
- Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0
- One official transcript from all colleges attended (presented in a sealed official envelope)
- Grade of “C” or higher in all Nursing courses
- Proof of current (U.S) valid RN license
- Malpractice Insurance Required for all Clinical Courses
- Two professional recommendations
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
Below is a list of MSN Clinical Nurse Leader anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by the Department of Nursing once you have matriculated in the program.
|Entry Term & Module||Start Date(s)||Application Deadline(s)|
|Fall 2013||Late Aug./ Early Sept.||07/15/2013|
|Spring 2014||Early January||11/15/2013|