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Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (Post Master's) PDFDownload to print

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College of Nursing

Henderson Hall
Tel: 330-672-7911
Web: www.kent.edu/nursing

The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist certificate prepares nurses who already have a master's degree in nursing to be an advanced practice nurse in the sub-speciality of adult health. Graduates of the certificate will be eligible to sit for national certification in adult health or gerontology, teach adult health nursing or related courses and practice the speciality in various health care agencies. After completing 525 clinical hours and the complete plan of study, graduates are eligible to apply for the National Certification Examination.

PREREQUISITES (9 credit hours; Master of Science in Nursing)
Course Title Credits
NURS 60007 Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan (2)  
  60008 Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan Laboratory (1)  
  60045 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nurses (3)  
  60441 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)  
CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS (17 credits)
Course Title Credits
NURS 60110 Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist I 3
  60210 Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist II 3
  60310 Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist III 3
  60506 Clinical Diagnostics for Advanced Practice Nurses 3
  61192 Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist I Practicum (210 hours) 2
  62192 Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist II Practicum (210 hours) 2
  63192 Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist III Practicum (105 hours) 1
MINIMUM TOTAL 17