Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Yes

Curriculum Plan

The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) program requires the completion of 44 academic units. Course sequencing for full-time study is outlined below. Part-time study is also available.


Fall Semester, Year One

APNC 520 Pathophysiology 3 units
ACNS 619 APRN Specialty Role and Practice Foundation 3 units
MSNC 511 Evidence Based Practice: Role of Theory and Research 3 units


Spring Semester, Year One

ACNS 632 Adult Gerontology I: CNS Practice in Individual Patient Sphere 3 units
ACNS 632P Adult Gerontology I: CNS Practice in Individual Patient Sphere Practicum 3 units
MSNC 512 Influencing the Health Care Environment: Policy and Systems 3 units
HCIN 540 Introduction to Health Care Information Management 3 units


Summer Session, Year One

ACNS 634 Adult Gerontology II: CNS Practice in Nurse Sphere 3 units
ACNS 634P Adult Gerontology II: CNS Practice in Nurse Sphere Practicum 2 units


Fall Semester, Year Two

ACNS 636 Adult Gerontology III: CNS Practice in Organizational/Systems Sphere 3 units
ACNS 636P Adult Gerontology III: CNS Practice in Organizational/Systems Sphere Practicum 2 units
APNC 521 APRN Physical Assessment and Diagnosis 4 units


Spring Semester, Year Two

ACNS 638 Adult Gerontology IV: Advanced CNS Practice 3 units
ACNS 638P Adult Gerontology IV: Advanced CNS Practicum 3 units
APNC 524 Advanced Pharmacology 3 units


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Contact Information

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4548
nursing@sandiego.edu