Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

The advanced practice nurse is an expert clinician and client advocate in a nursing practice specialty with adults. The clinical specialist provides direct client care including assessing, diagnosing, planning and prescribing non-pharmacologic interventions for health problems, health promotion and preventive care. The adult clinical nurse specialist is also involved in indirect practice activities with the goal of improving outcomes of care. Practice settings include hospitals, clinics and community health agencies.

Curriculum

FALL SEMESTER I

 NUR 605  Advanced Health Assessment
 (42 lab hours)
3 SH
 NUR 606  Advanced Pathophysiology (Web course) 3 SH
 NUR 660  Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist I
 (168 Clinical Hours)
6 SH
 Total 12 SH

SPRING SEMESTER

 NUR 602  Scholarly Inquiry for Advanced Practice (Web Course)  3 SH
 NUR 607  Advanced Pharmacology (Web course)  3 SH
 NUR 661  Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist II
 (168 Clinical Hours)
 6 SH
 Total  12 SH

SUMMER SEMESTER

 NUR 698/699  Plan I (thesis) or Plan II (non-thesis elective)  3 SH
 NUR 698/699  Plan I (thesis) or Plan II (non-thesis elective)  3 SH
 NUR 662  Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist III
 (168 Clinical Hours)
 6 SH
 Total  12 SH

FALL SEMESTER II

 NUR 663  Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist IV
 (168 Clinical Hours)
 6 SH
 Total  6 SH

Total classroom: 42 semester hours

Total clinical: 672 clinical hours