The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist is an advanced clinician holding a master’s degree who functions as an expert clinician, leader, researcher, educator, and consultant that exerts influence in three spheres: patient/family, nursing personnel, and organization system. The CNS graduate acquires knowledge and experience to provide services to individuals in an area of specialization across the lifespan in health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common acute and/or chronic illness. The AG Clinical Nurse Specialist works in a variety of clinical settings including acute care hospitals, community agencies, long term care, home care, and physician offices. There are a total of 42 credit hours in the specialty with 545 clinical hours.
The AG Clinical Nurse Specialist graduate is prepared to: