FAQ

Is Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training required?

CNA training is a Clinical Compliance requirement. More Information

Can I submit my Clinical Compliance documents electronically, or by mail?

MEPN Clinical compliance documents should only be submitted electronically through Castlebranch.  Instructions on submitting documents may be found on our clinical compliance webpage.

Can I work while enrolled in the program?

Students in the program will be enrolled full-time in coursework during all six semesters of the program. Some students find it challenging to work outside school as they fulfill the classroom and clinical expectations of their courses.

What is the benefit of the MEPN Program vs. the Traditional BSN Program?

The MEPN Program not only prepares the graduate to practice as a baccalaureate prepared-registered nurse but it also provides the graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Students in the MEPN Program acquire additional knowledge specific to leadership and evidence-based practice which can be applied in a variety of healthcare settings.

What is a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)?

A CNL is a master’s educated nurse prepared for practice in a variety of healthcare settings. The CNL assumes responsibility for patient care outcomes and applies evidence based knowledge to design, implement and evaluate patient care outcomes and healthcare delivery model.

Can I enroll in the program part-time?

No, the master's entry CNL is a full-time program of study. Classes are 2-3 days a week during the semester, and the other days are left open for your clinical experiences.

What is the application timeline?

The application and supporting materials are due by October 15.

How can I enhance my application?

A holistic review process is used when considering applications for admission to the MEPN program. The holistic review considers multiple criteria for admission, such as: the applicant’s professional career goals, academic capabilities, grade point averages, number of completed prerequisite courses, and quality of interview. All prerequisites must be completed prior to starting the program. Student applications will be considered for admissions into the graduate program while enrolled in prerequisite course work.

When can I visit?

The School of Nursing hosts several information sessions on our undergraduate and graduate programs.
http://louisville.edu/nursing

When does the program begin?

Each year, the program begins in mid-May.