Master’s – Clinical Nurse Leader

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About the Program

The Clinical Nurse Leader Master of Science Program is a 24-month direct-entry master’s degree program for nursing that prepares non-BSN students for clinical careers. While at Georgetown, CNL students learn from expert faculty and have the opportunity to refine clinical skills in the O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center. Georgetown’s nursing programs are recognized by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. Students are prepared for NCLEX-RN licensure, as well as certification as clinical nurse leaders.

Program Features

Student Experience

“Georgetown’s clinical faculty and standards are second to none. The CNL program’s clinical hours far exceed national standards, which gave me a feeling of familiarity in the clinical environment. Faculty also provided excellent simulation experiences, even at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
— Niila Witikko (G’20), Clinical Nurse Leader Program alumna, trauma intensive care unit registered nurse

Program Admissions

Application Deadlines

Early Deadline – January 15

Final Deadline – April 1

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The application for Fall 2023 entry is open.

Virtual Events

Upcoming CNL Prospective Student Webinars

Register now to attend an upcoming CNL Prospective Student Webinar!

Past Webinar Recordings

Applicant Questions

Questions concerning the admissions process should be directed to Mrs. Denise Hall at

Application Requirements

For Current Students

Schedule a meeting with your academic dean or visit our student resources page for academic calendars and other information.