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Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)

University of Virginia

24 months
30240 USD/year
30240 USD/year
18250 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The nation's Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program offered at the University of Virginia  for individuals from outside the profession who wish to become nurses on a fast track.


From IT professionals, English majors to engineering graduates, former attorneys to biologists, Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program offered at the University of Virginia attracts professionals united in a common purpose: the desire to be nurses.  


The master’s entry CNL is an exceptional program for motivated, high-achieving individuals interested in pursuing graduate study to prepare for nursing leadership. This accelerated offering is fast-paced and available to those who already have at least a bachelor’s degree in another field. Nationally acclaimed, and full-time, this 24-month program leads to a master of science in nursing degree, and CNL graduates are eligible to assume positions as registered nurses in a wide variety of clinical settings once they pass the nurse licensing exam, the NCLEX.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Health Assessment & Clinical Interventions 
  • Advanced Pathophysiology 
  • Pharmacology 
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


75 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a completed application including an $85 application fee
  • Have a baccalaureate or master's degree from a regionally accredited school
  • Statistics at the graduate or undergraduate level within five years of the program start
  • Life span development (conception to death)
  • Submit three satisfactory recommendations, one of which should be from a health care professional with whom you have worked or volunteered
  • Submit a resume or CV
  • Be available for an interview, if requested
  • International applicants have additional admissions requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30240 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30240 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18250 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Charlottesville

990 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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