Master of Science in Nursing Program
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
CNS students at USD are able to focus in different areas of adult-health such as critical care, emergency, medical-surgical and palliative care. In addition, students may take elective courses in nursing education theory and teaching practicum as well as health care informatics.
Graduates are eligible for certification as Clinical Nurse Specialists in the State of California and for national certification by as Adult Health/ Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).
Total Units: 44
- Admission Criteria
- Program Curriculum
- Merit Scholarships
- CNS Frequently Asked Questions
- Nursing Education Option
- Request an Information Packet
- Apply to the MSN Program
If you have any questions about the Adult-Gerontology CNS program, please contact Cathleen Mumper, Director of Student Services, at (619) 260-4548 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"During my time in the Clinical Nurse Specialist program at USD, I had the opportunity to learn from some of the most well respected and well published Clinical Nurse Specialists in the country. This privilege, in the context of a campus rich in beauty & rich in individualized, caring academic support, contributed to an environment of learning, community, and professional development that was well worth the investment. I wouldn't trade it for the world!"-Julie Graham, MSN, CNS