MSN Online

Clinical Nurse Leader (Online)

Drexel University

12 months
1037 USD/credit 46665 USD/year
1037 USD/credit 46665 USD/year
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The Clinical Nurse Leader (Online) program of Drexel University is for working nurses who want to grow their career. Today’s healthcare industry is changing, and with it, the advanced generalist role is evolving.


Key facts

The  Clinical Nurse Leader (Online) program of Drexel University draws on areas from biostatistics and business to health promotion and quality assurance. It builds the clinical skills and knowledge needed at this point of direct patient care. This means understanding how to translate theory and research into actionable, ethical decisions in order to measure health outcomes, work on health teams, customize care, and more.


  • Graduates of Drexel’s online clinical nurse leader degree program may be eligible to sit for the national CNL exam through the Commission on Nurse Certification. The CNL® is a unique advanced generalist credential that recognizes certified Clinical Nurse Leaders.

  • In fact, graduates of our program have a 100% pass rate in the CNL exam. You’ll be able to work toward this goal without giving up your nursing career.
  • Our online format is perfect for busy nurses and is highly interactive. You’ll be challenged and engaged while learning from experienced and board-certified faculty from our acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments
  • Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care
  • Quality and Safety in Healthcare
  • Research Methods and Biostatistics
  • Evaluation and Translation of Health Research
  • Advanced Integrative Clinical Concepts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Your BSN must be from an institution accredited by the National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or the American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE.
  • Nurses with a non-nursing bachelor's may consider applying for the RN-BSN-MSN program to earn both a BSN and MSN concurrently, or apply to the RN to MSN Bridge Program.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • If your GPA is lower, you're still encouraged to apply, but should ensure that relevant professional experience is included on your resume. You must also provide two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill, and potential aptitude for graduate study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46665 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1037 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46665 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1037 USD per credit during 12 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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