The Clinical Nurse Leader Program prepares nurses to be clinical leaders with the skills to thrive in the current and future health care system while striving to improve client outcomes and reduce health care costs. The program is for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma. Tailored for the non-traditional nursing student, the CNL program is offered completely on-line. Students can choose part-time or full-time study. The CNL program will prepare licensed clinicians with the essential knowledge and skills necessary for successful completion of the CNL certification examination and to receive a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). The CNL graduate is considered an advanced generalist (not an advanced practice nurse) and will possess nursing knowledge, comprehension of the infrastructure of the health care system, clinical decision-making skills, resource management strategies, and the ability to manage complex information.