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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 03, 2023
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Adult-Gerontology CNS-BSN to DNP Concentration

The Adult-Gerontology (CNS) concentration prepares nurses as expert providers of care to patients/families across the continuum of healthcare services (from wellness through acute care). The CNS functions as a developer and manager of programs of care for populations of patients; as a mentor who provides support to nurses caring for patients at the bedside; as a leader of multidisciplinary groups driving change throughout the organization ; and as a developer of evidence-based projects to ensure best patient outcomes.

CNS students choose a clinical emphasis of choice to focus their studies such as: general medicine or surgery, cardiopulmonary, critical care, oncology, or trauma and emergency preparedness (TEP). Full and part-time study is available. A minimum of 1000 clinical hours is included. Graduates are eligible for national certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. 

Courses  with  a “D”,  are delivered synchronously via distance technology. Such courses are open only to qualified on-site students as per Policy 438.


Sample Full Time Curriculum

Total Credits: 78

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