Leading Initiatives

CNL Programs

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The following colleges and universities are currently accepting students into Master of Science in Nursing degree programs that prepare students to sit for the certification exam as Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNL). As new programs are introduced, they will be added to this list.

Alabama | ARKANSAS | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida

Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Maine | Maryland

Massachusetts
| Michigan | Minnesota | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska

Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina

Ohio
| Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island

South Carolina
| South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas

Utah | VERMONT | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin

*Links with an asterisk indicate that the program is partially or completely online. Contact school directly for details.

See list of CNL Certification Exam Sites.

ALABAMA

Spring Hill College*

The University of Alabama*

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama in Huntsville

University of South Alabama*

Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas

CALIFORNIA

California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, San Marcos

Charles R. Drew University

Dominican University of California

Sonoma State University*

University of California Los Angeles

University of San Francisco*

University of San Diego

Western University of Health Sciences

Colorado

University of Northern Colorado

CONNECTICUT

Fairfield University

Sacred Heart University*

Southern Connecticut State University

University of Connecticut

FLORIDA

Florida Atlantic University

University of Central Florida

University of Florida*

University of North Florida

University of South Florida

GEORGIA

Armstrong Atlantic State University

Georgia Regents University

University of West Georgia

Valdosta State University

 

ILLINOIS

Elmhurst College

Illinois State University

Millikin University

Rush University

Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing

Saint Xavier University*

Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

INDIANA

Goshen College

IOWA

Grand View College

University of Iowa*

KANSAS

University of Kansas

Washburn University

MAINE

University of Southern Maine

MARYLAND

University of Maryland*

MASSACHUSETTS

Curry College

University of Massachusetts - Amherst*

MICHIGAN

Grand Valley State University*

Oakland University

Saginaw Valley State University*

University of Detroit Mercy*

MINNESOTA

University of Minnesota

MISSOURI

Central Methodist University

Research College of Nursing

Saint Louis University

MONTANA

Montana State University

NEBRASKA

Creighton University

Nevada

University of Nevada-Reno

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Southern New Hampshire University

University of New Hampshire*

NEW JERSEY

Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Seton Hall University

The College of New Jersey

NEW YORK

Hunter College CUNY

University of Rochester*

NORTH CAROLINA

Queens University of Charlotte

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

OHIO

Cleveland State University*

Otterbein College*

The Ohio State University*

University of Toledo

Walsh University*

Wright State University*

Xavier University

OKLAHOMA

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

OREGON

University of Portland*

PENNSYLVANIA

Drexel University

La Salle University

Moravian College

Temple University

University of Pittsburgh*

RHODE ISLAND

University of Rhode Island (with Rhode Island College)

South Carolina

University of South Carolina Upstate

SOUTH DAKOTA

Augustana College

South Dakota State University*

TENNESSEE

East Tennessee State University

Tennessee Technological University*

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Vanderbilt University*

TEXAS

Texas Christian University

Texas Woman's University

University of the Incarnate Word

University of Texas Medical Branch

UTAH

University of Utah*

Vermont

University of Vermont

VIRGINIA

George Mason University

James Madison University

Lynchburg College

University of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

WASHINGTON

Pacific Lutheran University

University of Washington Seattle

University of Washington-Tacoma

WISCONSIN

Columbia College of Nursing

Marquette University

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh*

Viterbo University