24 months
30240 USD/year
30240 USD/year
18250 USD/year
Tuition fee
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CNL for RNs from University of Virginia is an affordable, fast-track, Best Value master’s program for RNs interested in healthcare administration, nursing leadership, and policy – and all the benefits an advanced degree confers. 


Unlike a typical two-year master's degree program or the traditional CNL for RNs from University of Virginia program, the RN to CNL program offers experienced nurses a fast-track to a master's degree with the flexibility of part-time study. The program takes into account nurses' education, career and life experiences as they prepare for leadership roles in nursing and health care, and these UVA grads are well-positioned to continue their education in either the clinical specialty, with a PhD, or in whatever role or setting they choose.


With their wealth of professional and scholarly experience, RN to CNL grads tend to rise rapidly in health care communities as clinicians, team-leaders, patient care coordinators, client advocates, outcomes manager, and systems analysts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture & Health
  • CNL in the Health Care system
  • CLN Role Immersion & Capstone
  • Leadership Seminar
  • Electives

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a completed application and an $85 application fee
  • Have a Bachelor's degree and an ADN degree, or diploma from a regionally accredited school
  • Have successfully completed a college-level course in statistics within five years of the program start
  • Submit three satisfactory academic and professional recommendations
  • Complete two essays
  • Submit a resume or CV
  • A license as a registered nurse in the US, with eligibility to transfer the license to Virginia; students must have an unencumbered RN license in Virginia before the first day of classes
  • Be available for an interview, if requested
  • International applicants have additional admission 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.


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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