Rowan University's CCNE accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program was established to meet the need for trained professional health care leaders. The following two tracks are available within the Rowan MSN program: Clinical Nurse Leader and Nurse Practitioner.
Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
The Clinical Nurse Leader track provides Registered Nurses in the greater Philadelphia tri-state area with the skills to assume leadership roles in their respective organizations. Our program was designed according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) definition of the Clinical Nurse Leader as someone who oversees the care coordination of a distinct group of patients and actively provides direct patient care in complex situations. Also, according to the AACN, the CNL is a leader in the health care delivery system who evaluates patient outcomes, assesses cohort risk, and has the decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary. The Rowan MSN – Clinical Nurse Leader program is ideal for registered nurses hoping to assume this role.
The Rowan University Master of Science in Nursing is a part-time program offered in a hybrid format with a combination of fully online courses, face to face classes, and clinical experiences. The track consists of 36 semester hours (s.h.). At the completion of the MSN CNL track, the graduate will have completed a minimum of 400 clinical hours.
The following courses make up the M.S. in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader program.
*Special Issues & Trends in Nursing (must be last MSN core course taken)
The following courses have pre-requisites:
Advanced Pharmacology (prereq: NURS 05.504)
Nursing Research (prereq: NURS 03.404)
Total Program Semester Hours: 36
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning
Current professional resume
Copy of valid CPR card (must be updated every two years and sent the Department of Nursing)
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum grade of “C” or better in all nursing subject area courses
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned; presented in a sealed official envelope)
Proof of current (U.S) valid RN license (must maintain active New Jersey RN license the duration of the program)
Two letters of recommendation from professional sources
Personal Malpractice Insurance (required at time of application and must be maintained the duration of the program)
Required foundation courses: Comprehensive Health Assessment and Research Applications in Nursing Practice. (the MSN Academic Advisor will determine foundation course equivalencies)
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2016/2017 and is subject to change.