The Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) option prepares nurses to become evidence-based and theory-guided advanced practice nurses providing quality care. The CNS is an expert clinician who can work in a variety of clinical practice settings from community to acute, critical and end-of-life care. There are three spheres of CNS practice: patient, staff, and organization wide. The CNS Master's option began at the College of Nursing in 1950; it is one of the oldest continuous CNS programs in the country. For information on the CNS role, see www.nacns.org.
A post-graduate certificate is available in this specialty. Please see the overview of the post-graduate certificate.
Gainful Employment and Program Statistics for Post-Master's Certificate