Advanced Practice Leadership


The goal of the Advanced Practice Leadership (APL) master's program is to prepare advanced practice nurse leaders to fill roles in primary care, acute care, and/or community care. The program is practice-oriented and theory-based, intended to prepare nurses for a wide variety of advanced practice roles, including clinical nurse specialist.


Graduates of the Advanced Practice Leadership will:

  • understand the complexity of nursing leadership and advanced nursing practice within local and global contexts,
  • articulate the impact of nursing leadership on client care, professional nursing, health, and the health care system,
  • demonstrate advanced practice nursing values, ethics, and leadership guided by social justice,
  • identify and address health inequities,
  • use knowledge to improve client care and nursing practice,
  • understand the processes of program development, implementation and evaluation, and
  • become a leader in nursing and health care.