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).


The UConn School of Nursing is no longer accepting applications for Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL).

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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