Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

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 # Units
APNC 520 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 units
ACNS 619 CNS Specialty Role and Practice Foundations 3 units
MSNC 511 Evidence Based Practice: Role of Theory and Research 3 units

 

Spring Semester, Year One # Units
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 # Units
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 # Units
ACNS 636 Adult Gerontology III: CNS Practice in the Organizational/Systems Sphere 3 units
ACNS 636P Adult Gerontology III: CNS Practice in the Organizational/Systems Sphere Practicum 2 units
APNC 521 APRN Physical Assessment and Diagnosis 4 units

 

Spring Semester, Year Two # Units
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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