Master’s Prepared Clinical Nurse Leaders: 2 to 10 Years Post-Graduation

Video Author:Drake, Emily E. PhD, RN, FAAN; DeGennaro, Gina DNP, RN, CNL; Kuhn, Dillon MEd

Published on:July 19, 2022

The authors studied the career path of CNL graduates (N=109) and measured their satisfaction 2 to 10 years after graduation. Respondents were primarily Direct Entry CNL graduates. The majority were still working full- or part-time in nursing. Most (over 90%) were satisfied or extremely satisfied with their decision to become a nurse. Life satisfaction was also high. These results help describe CNL career trajectories and provide useful suggestions for education and practice. This information can help build the business case for the CNL. Learn more in this video and article.