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Master of Nursing Nursing with a Concentration in Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist-Educator (MSN)

Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Educator

Pamela Bishop, Program Director

The School of Nursing offers a curriculum leading to the degree of Master of Science in Nursing with an advanced practice area of Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)/Educator.  The program of study prepares students as expert clinicians in the application of evidence-based knowledge within the realms of nursing interventions, teaching and research.  Students also receive preparation as nurse educators, and are therefore dually prepared for clinical and academic roles.

The program requires course content in theory, research, education, and Adult Gerontology CNS professional and clinical cores.  Applicants are admitted for either full-time or part-time study and begin in the fall.  The curriculum is designed to prepare nurses as Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists.  Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the American Nurses' Association (ANCC) Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification Exam or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Acute Care Adult-Gerontology (AACNS-AG) Exam. The MSN - Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Educator program is offered in a hybrid format.