Graduate Certificate - Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist - Graduate Certificate

Program:
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist - Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
4043 Adult-Gerontology CNS
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
Start Term:
SS15
End Term:
US15
College:
College of Nursing
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College of Nursing

Graduate Study

Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist provides both theoretical and clinical content related to meeting adult and gerontology health care needs and prepares registered nurses who already earned a master’s degree in nursing to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center Clinical Nurse Specialist certification examination.

The scheduling of the certificate program allows flexibility to accommodate both full-time students and working professionals by offering an online format with clinical placements in collaborating agencies throughout the state.

Admission

To be considered for admission into the Graduate Certificate program in Clinical Nurse Specialist, applicants must meet the requirements specified below:

  1. Completion of a master’s degree in nursing from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited program. A clinical focus is preferred.
  2. Current licensure to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse in the applicant’s state or country without restrictions.
  3. A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for total credits completed during their Master of Science in Nursing program.
  4. One year of clinical practice as a Registered Nurse in the United States prior to the start of the program.
  5. Submit an essay to the College of Nursing stating plans for post-graduate study including professional career goals.
  6. Personal interview with College of Nursing faculty.
  7. If the applicant’s native language is not English, the applicant must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a total score of 580 (paper version) or 21 (computer version). Equivalent scores on the English Language Center Test may be submitted.
  8. Three references from academic or employment sources.

No provisional admission will be allowed. An applicant must meet all of the requirements for admission upon acceptance. Although students may meet all admission requirements, they may be denied admission solely based on space availability in the program.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Students must complete all of the following courses (26 credits):

               
1. All of the following advanced practice nursing courses (12 credits):  
  NUR 805 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing 3
  NUR 807 Clinical Decision Making 3
  NUR 809 Applied Pharmacology for  Advanced Practice Nursing 3
  NUR 838 Care for Aging Individuals Across the Healthcare Continuum 1
  NUR 860 Physical Assessment for Clinical Nurse Specialist 2
  Credit for these advanced practice nursing courses may be obtained through transfer of previous academic credit or waiver based on a transcript evaluation of previous course work.  
2. Both of the following courses (14 credits):  
  NUR 862 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Internship 8
  NUR 864 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Immersion 6