Clinical Nurse Leader Major

This major is a program that prepares registered nurses for careers as clinical nurse leaders in which they work as part of an interdisciplinary team that provides direct medical care for patients based on evidence-based practice and research.

Includes instruction in pharmacology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, research in nursing methods, advanced health assessment, statistics, and clinical practice management.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Clinical Nurse Leader Major?

This major/degree is a specialty area that prepares nurses to work with a team of doctors, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurses to develop improvement strategies, plan and coordinate patient care, assess health risks, implement solutions, and facilitate team communication.  Work may be found in acute care facilities, private clinics, hospitals, research facilities, academic institutions, and consulting agencies.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Clinical Nurse Leader Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.



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