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Clinical Nurse Leader, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Who is the programs for?
This program is for RN’s with a BSN who wish to enter advanced nursing practice as a generalist in a leadership role. The CNL works with defined patients on a clinical unit to improve clinical and client outcomes. RN’s with a non-nursing baccalaureate are eligible to enter via our Bridge program to the MSN. (Please see the Bridge program guidelines).
What is the avantage class size?
Typical graduate classes are small, ranging from an average of 6 students to 15 students per class.
What do i need to know about the faculty?
The Faculty is comprised of dedicated nursing professionals representing a wide range of roles. All CNL clinical courses are taught by Clinical Nurse Leaders, many of whom currently practice within their own area of clinical specialization. Our faculty members are highly student-focused, and make themselves available and approachable to students both in and out of the classroom.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Research for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Perspectives in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Human Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Introduction to the Clinical Nurse Leader Role
  • Research and Evidence-Based Nursing for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Individual, Family and Community Systems
  • Advanced Holistic Health Assessment
  • Health Promotion for Individuals, Families and Communities
  • Nursing Management of Chronic and Complex Conditions
  • Capstone Seminar
  • Practicum in the CNL Role
  • Capstone Project in Nursing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • International Applicants
  • Recommendations
  • National Standardized Admission Test
  • Student Essay
  • Resume / CV
  • Enrollment Deposit
  • Health Information Requirement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10986 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10986 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10986 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10986 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7117 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7117 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ewing

  • 1024 - 2520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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