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Susan Dresser, PhD, APRN-CNS, CCRN, FCNS
CNS Program Director
MS in Nursing: Clinical Nurse Specialist
A pathway that prepares skilled nurses to function at a higher level of care in a wide range of health care settings where patients with adult/geriatric care needs are served.
OU College of Nursing’s Master of Science (MSN) Adult/Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist program prepares skilled nurses to function at a higher level of care in a wide range of health care settings where patients with adult/geriatric care needs are served.
Clinical experts in the diagnoses, interventions and treatments of illnesses, CNSs work with other professionals to advance the nursing practice and improve outcomes in patient care, in addition to providing clinical expertise to influence system-wide changes in care.
Those who earn a master's degree as a clinical nurse specialist often:
Graduates of this program can be found working in independent or collaborative practice, hospitals, outpatient, rehabilitation facilities, extended care situations hospice and home health care.
To learn more about career options available to graduates of the Master of Science in Clinical Nurse Specialist: Adult/Gero program, visit Explorehealthcareers.org or the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. For additional information about this program, please contact email@example.com.
Post-Masters tracks are available. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or review our Post-Master Certificate curriculum.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist curriculum prepares graduates to apply for and sit for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Adult Gerontology certification exam.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)
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Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be prepared to:
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