2021-22 Graduate Catalog


Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Adult-Gerontology or Pediatric Post-Graduate APRN Certificate

The certificate requirement for the CNS consists of 18 hours (3 semesters, 1 academic year) including four didactic courses and four precepted practicum courses.

Upon completion, students will be eligible for national certification through the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) (Adult/Gerontology; Pediatric), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation (Adult/Gerontology; Pediatric).

Requirements

Required Coursework

NCNS 60412Advanced Care of Adult-Gerontology Populations

2

OR

NCNS 60712Advanced Care of Pediatric Populations

2

NCNS 60492Advanced Care of Adult-Gerontology Populations Practicum

2

OR

NCNS 60782Advanced Care of Pediatric Populations Practicum

2

NCNS 60512The CNS and Professional Practice

2

NCNS 60582The CNS and Professional Practice Practicum

2

NCNS 60612The CNS and Systems Leadership

2

NCNS 60682The CNS and Systems Leadership Practicum

2

NCNS 60713Diagnostic Reasoning and Advanced Patient Management of the Adult-Gerontology Patient

3

OR

NCNS 60723Diagnostic Reasoning and Advanced Patient Management of the Pediatric patient

3

NCNS 60783Diagnostic Reasoning and Advanced Patient Management of the Adult-Gerontology Patient Practicum

3

OR

NCNS 60793Diagnostic Reasoning and Advanced Patient Management of the Pediatric Patient Practicum

3

Additional coursework may be required to meet the BON requirements for advanced practice nurses. A student must complete the CNS Certificate program within 2 academic years from the semester they first began course work. 

 

If not completed in previous graduate degree the following courses are required:

NURS 50003Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NURS 50013Advanced Health Assessment

3

NURS 50053Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

3