Your best option.
UToledo’s clinical nurse leader master’s degree is one of only a few graduate entry-level M.S.N. tracks in Ohio.
Do you want to become a registered nurse, but your undergraduate degree is in a different area of study? No problem.
The University of Toledo’s clinical nurse leader master’s degree track is designed specifically for students with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees. We have had students with degrees in biology, engineering and music enroll in our M.S.N.-CNL graduate entry track.
UToledo’s two-year, five-semester track allows you to earn your master of science in nursing degree while qualifying to sit for the registered nurse national council licensure (NCLEX-RN) and CNL certification exams.
Graduate certificates. Clinical nurse leaders are trained as generalists. Expand your scope of practice and earn a graduate certificate in a specialty area in three-to-five additional semesters. UToledo prepares you to sit for the certification exam. Specializations include:
Advanced technology. Gain hands-on experience in advanced medical facilities on our Health Science Campus, home to the College of Nursing and the UToledo Medical Center. UToledo’s M.S.N. graduate students have access to the latest educational and health-care technology in UToledo’s Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center, including:
Collaborative learning environment. UToledo's goal is to improve clinical outcomes and reduce health-care costs for patients. That's why students from 12 health-care professional programs — including the M.S.N.-CNL track — participate in UToledo’s interprofessional education (IPE) program. Students work together and learn from, with and about each other.
Service projects and mission trips. Help communities while gaining hands-on experience. M.S.N.-CNL students have:
Clinical nurse leaders are generalists focused on improving patient outcomes in hospital and clinical settings. With an M.S.N. and an RN license, you will be well prepared to enter the workforce.
M.S.N.-CNL graduate students gain a variety of skills and knowledge in evidence-based health-care practices and techniques. UToledo’s nursing curriculum is a combination of theory classes and clinical experiences.
M.S.N.-CNL students must complete 660 hours of clinical work. They work with patients in state-of-the-art medical facilities in the Toledo area, including:
Students in the clinical nurse leader program work with a variety of patients, including: