Clinical Nurse Leader

Regis College

24 months
1170 USD/credit
1170 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Regis is pleased to announce a clinical partnership with Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH) in offering a Master’s in Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). This 38-credit graduate nursing program is approved by ACEN and open to registered nurses (RNs) who currently work at BWH. Students attend this program on a part-time basis finishing in two years and one additional semester.


  • As part of the partnership, nurses complete 400 clinical hours on-site at the BWH. For the program’s classroom component, students attend 50% of classes at the Regis campus and 50% at BWH. The first course, Concepts in Nursing Leadership, runs as an intensive at BWH from October 1 – November 30.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader is one of the most innovative management programs in the nursing profession today. The demand for CNLs continues to grow in a variety of healthcare environments, including hospitals, clinics, skilled rehabilitation centers, physician practices, schools, public health agencies and more. The Bureau for Labor Statistics reports that this occupation will increase by 20% over the next five years.
  • Distinct from other advanced-practice roles, the CNL professional operates at the clinical versus administrative level. CNLs design, implement and evaluate patient care systems while providing clinical leadership and coordination to the entire health care team.

Programme Structure

The Regis CNL program is intended for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The part-time plan of study for students in the CNL program is designed to support individuals who are working and interested in pursuing graduate education. A total of 38 credits is required for graduation. Students are admitted in a cohort, usually a group of 15 or more RNs, and progress through the program with their cohort peers. The average program length is approximately 2 ½ years. Classes are typically held on a weekday evening at the practice partnership site with on-line assignments in between.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Regis College accepts applications on a rolling basis with priority given to those students who apply by November 15 and before February 1.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Application requirements:

  • Completed application form and official transcripts
  • Personal statement; resume; three letters of recommendation
  • Interview with the Program Director
  • GRE scores are NOT required for this program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1170 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1170 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1170 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1170 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Clinical Nurse Leader
Regis College