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Certificate in Adult/Gerontology Acute Care CNS

The Adult/Gerontology Acute Care CNS Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) is designed for those who already hold a Master’s degree in nursing and wish to expand upon their current role as a nurse practitioner. (Applicants must have completed the prerequisites of Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Pharmacology and Advanced Health Assessment. If the candidate is currently a Certified APRN, the three prerequisites may be waived.) The certificate includes four courses (18 cr.) including:

  • NURS 510 Adult/Older Adult Health/Illness I (3 credits - offered spring)
  • NURS 530 Synergy Model for CNS Practice (3 credits - offered spring)
  • NURS 610 Adult Health/Illness II for CNS (6 credits - offered fall)
  • NURS 620 Adult Health/Illness III for CNS (6 credits - offered spring)
  • Total 18 credits

The C.G.S. in Adult/Gerontology Acute Care for Clinical Nurse Specialists is a certificate program which enables students who already hold a master’s degree in nursing and wish to expand upon their current role as a clinical nurse specialist. Students who successfully complete this 18 credit certificate program will be eligible to apply to take the following certification examinations: the American Nurses Credentialing Center Adult / Gerontology CNS exam (CNSs) or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Adult / Gerontology Acute CNS exam (CNSs).

For all questions related to the Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Certificate programs, contact Ellen Morais at 401-456-9612

Page last updated: August 17, 2020