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College of Health Professions

Every nurse is a leader. The MS in Professional Nursing Leadership at Pace will make you a better one and prepare you for the Clinical Nurse Leader role in your organization. Clinical nurse leaders are critical to health care delivery at the point of care, to quality, and to patient care outcomes.

This program is perfect for bachelor's-prepared, licensed RNs who want an advanced degree and continue working at the bedside at a hospital or medical center, as opposed to becoming a nurse practitioner. Master's-prepared nurses are highly valued at organizations seeking to achieve or maintain magnet status.

Successful graduates will qualify for national certification as a Clinical Nurse Leader. They will also be prepared to oversee a team-based approach to patient care with an expanded knowledge base in:

  • Clinical decision-making and risk assessment
  • Quality and safety
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Inter-professional teamwork and care coordination
  • Teaching and learning
  • Healthcare financing, information systems and technology, and much more

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