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Clinical Leadership Certificate Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to complete my MSN degree prior to beginning the Certified Leader Certificate Program?
Yes. Students who wish to enroll in the CL Certificate program must be registered nurses who have previously earned their Master of Science in Nursing degree with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

How much is Saint Xavier’s application fee?
Currently, there is no application fee for Saint Xavier’s online programs.

How does the practicum work?
Practicum experiences provide opportunities for students to apply content from the theory courses in an advanced nursing education settings. Working with a faculty preceptor, the student arranges for a teaching experience at a facility that is located near them.

Is the practicum done all online or will I be required to do a residency?
The residency is currently being piloted in an online format; however, there is a chance that a campus residency will be required.

Can I take one or two of the Clinical Leadership courses without taking the entire certificate program?
No. In order for students to receive their CL certificate and be eligible to take the CL certification exam, all four practicum courses must be completed.

Is this the only nursing program Saint Xavier University offers online?
No. We also offer an MSN in Clinical Leadership, MSN in Executive Leadership (Nursing Administration) and an online Nurse Educator Certificate.

You can call us at (866) 319-8966 with questions about these programs or request more information.