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Curriculum, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Here is a selection of courses students typically take as part of the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist option.

Core Courses (16 Credits)

  • NURS 611 Introduction to Nursing Science (3)
  • NURS 634 Nursing Leadership for Advanced Practice (3)
  • NURS 663 Advanced Nursing Practice: Current Perspectives (1)
  • NURS 664 The Healthcare Environment: Technology and Health Policy (3)
  • NURS 684 Using Research for Evidence-based Practice (3)
  • NURS 690 Population Health and Epidemiology (3)

Advanced Practice Core Courses
(9 Credits)

  • NURS 601 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 608 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
  • NURS 639 Advanced Pharmacology (3)

Advanced Practice CNS Courses
(16 Credits)

  • NURS 656 Adult-Gerontology CNS – Late Adolescence through Adulthood Seminar and Practicum (4)  – 125 clinical hours
  • NURS 657 Adult-Gerontology CNS – Older Adulthood Seminar and Practicum (4) – 125 clinical hours
  • NURS 661 Adult-Gerontology CNS Practice Role Seminar and Practicum (4) – 125 clinical hours
  • NURS 683 Adult-Gerontology CNS Practice in the Emergency and Critical Care Settings Seminar and Practicum (4) – 125 clinical hours

Total Credits: 41

For more information about courses and requirements for the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist option, see the course catalog.