The Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed to function as an advanced practice nurse to meet the needs of adult-geriatric patients. Students can develop subspecialty expertise within the adult-gerontology population including such areas as cardiology, nephrology, neurology, and oncology, among others. CNSs are equipped to advance quality of care, integrate evidence into practice, develop and lead clinical innovations, and improve patient and system outcomes. Graduates practice in a wide range of health care settings that include hospitals and acute care, long-term care, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation care.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist curriculum prepares graduates to apply for and sit for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Adult Gerontology certification exam.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be prepared to:
All master’s programs currently require two prerequisite courses: Statistics and research methodology. Both courses must be completed prior to enrollment in the master’s program.
Program Start: Fall
Adult/Geriatric CNS: 40 credit hours / 672 clinical hours
Hybrid Program: Some on-campus and online components.
Full-Time (Fall Start)
Part-Time (Fall Start)