Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)



The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) prepares registered nurses to provide evidence-based care that is cost effective and improves patient safety and clinical outcomes. The CNL assumes accountability for patient-care outcomes through the assimilation and application of evidence-based information to design, implement, and evaluate patient-care processes and models of care delivery. The CNL is an advanced generalist who works collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams, patients, and staff to provide patient-centered care. Graduates of this concentration are prepared for eligibility to apply for the Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Exam prepared by the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC).


Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) are closed for fall 2017. All other MS and Post-MS Certificate Tracks are still accepting applications for fall 2017.

Online Application

The School of Nursing is located at:

University of Connecticut School of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Rd
Storrs, CT 06269-2026

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For more information:

Denise Bourassa
Assistant Clinical Professor
Coordinator, Clinical Nurse Leader Track

phone (860) 486-0876

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