Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Certificate
The advanced practice post-master’s certificate programs are currently under revision.
Students must be admitted to the university before registering for this program. The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate program is a nondegree course credit option for nurses with a master’s degree in nursing.1 This program provides theory and clinical experiences to prepare nurses to apply to the state of California Board of Registered Nursing for certification and to apply for national certification as an adult clinical nurse specialist (CNS) by examination.
|Academic and Advanced Practice Core Courses||18|
|GNRS 504||Bioethics and Health Care Policy||3|
|GNRS 506||Spiritual Concept Analysis in Health Care||3|
|GNRS 512||Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion||4 (3/1)|
|GNRS 513||Advanced Nursing Practice Role 2||2|
|GNRS 515||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|GNRS 594||Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|Advanced Practice Specialty Courses||12|
|GNRS 520||Theory and Practice of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Nursing Care of Adult-Gerontology Patients||6 (2/4)|
|GNRS 521||Clinical Specialization in the Care of Adult-Gerontology Patient||6 (2/4)|
|Specialized Option Courses||4 - 6|
|GNRS 543||Transitions Across the Care Continuum||6 (2/4)|
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|GNRS 589||Adolescent Health Care||4 (2/2)|
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|GNRS 593||Psychosocial Primary Health Care of the Adult and Aging Family||4 (2/2)|
|Total Units||34 - 36|
Students may be given transfer credits for previous content completed in a master’s degree program.
This requirement is waived for 1992–96 APU master’s graduates, as the content was integrated in the clinical courses.