Become a Clinical Nurse Leader

Earn Your Master of Science in Nursing
in Only 18 Months.*

Monthly payments at 0% interest from $250/month.1

Numerous scholarships are available.

Study anytime, anywhere with online learning.


$12500 Tuition


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The MSN program received initial ACEN accreditation.1


Nexus University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Clinical Nurse Leader program is designed to prepare nurses to assume specialized leadership roles. Through a combination of theory, practice and clinical experience, graduates emerge prepared to become a clinical nurse leader or transition to a higher-level leadership position.


  • Relevant skills that can be immediately applied to your career.
  • Online theory classes that let you study on your own terms.
  • 400 hours of in-depth experiential training. Students may choose the clinical location and select a preceptor for their practicum.
  • Small class size for personalized communications with faculty.
  • Flexibility that lets you maintain a work-life balance.
  • All faculty members have a Doctorate or PhD.
  • All faculty members have teaching and clinical experience.


We know that the path to success for you differs from everyone else's. That's why we offer custom-designed tuition plans, 100% flexible online accredited degrees, and a tailored proposal for you, so you can learn on your own terms.

  • The MSN focuses on the clinical nurse leader role in either executive leadership or health care informatics. Graduates are prepared to combine their clinical decision-making knowledge with their applied skills to improve quality of care, health care outcomes, and interprofessional communication to meet our community’s needs.
    Michelle Isacson
    Faculty, School of Health Sciences and Nursing Professor


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Next start day

August 29th

(1) Installment Plan: The student can prorate the total degree cost of the program to be paid on monthly equal interest-free payments while in the program. The student can elect to pay more when possible. No additional fees apply. Reduced Installment Plan: The student can opt to pay a $250 interest-free monthly payment based on the program of choosing; when applicable (depending on duration of the program), the monthly payment will increase 20% yearly. The student must pay the total program commitment before graduation. No additional fees apply.

(*) Degree Requirement: A student needs to complete at least 36 graduate semester credits including 400 clinical hours to satisfy the eligibility for degree. Curriculum Plans for each Specialization: The program of study is completed in 5 sequential semesters. Each semester contains two 8- week sessions and students take a maximum of 6 credit hours per 8-week session. The students will complete 100 clinical hours in each of the four management application courses. Clinical hours can be completed in 1-2 days per week. The program’s instructional modality is hybrid which includes online for theory and in a healthcare facility for the clinical immersion experiences. Students will complete 28 credits hours of Master of Science in Nursing Core Courses and 8 credit hours of specialization courses.