Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate program

Description

photo of nursing students in a labWe are sorry to inform you that the Adult-Gerontology CNS post-master's certificate has been closed. Please feel free to review our other program offerings to meet your educational needs.

This post master's certificate offers the student the opportunity to build on a previous master's degree and obtain coursework in the arena of adult-gerontological health for the role of clinical nurse specialist. Students have the opportunity to obtain clinical experiences in multiple settings and may identify areas of focus within the above specialty.

Admission

We are sorry to inform you that the Adult-Gerontology CNS post-master's certificate is currently not accepting applications. Please feel free to review our other program offerings to meet your educational needs.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to this post master's certificate nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1

Be a master's prepared nurse from a CCNE accredited master's program with specialization as an APRN nurse (official transcript from master's program required)

2

Be a Registered Nurse with an unencumbered license and current professional licensure as APRN (advanced practice registered nurse) in the states where clinical experiences are planned, having a minimum of one year of post master’s clinical nursing experience 

3

Apply to the Wright State Graduate School as a non-degree seeking student.

The application to the Graduate School must contain:

  • A nonrefundable application fee (currently $10)
  • An official transcript reflecting the award of a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Non degree applicants having completed graduate work should also submit official transcripts reflecting that work.)  
5

Submit transcripts with evidence of the following classes with a grade of C or above:

  • Pharmacology 
  • Advanced health assessment
  • Advanced life span pathophysiology
6

Provide evidence of no criminal history record on file from both a Federal Bureau of Investigation, an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and (if applicable) the state in which you reside for background check. Please be aware that background checks may take up to 30 days to process.  It is in your benefit to complete the background check one month prior to the College of Nursing and Health application deadline. Background checks can be done in the Educational Resource Center at 116 Allyn Hall. The results must be sent to Zane Jacks, College of Nursing and Health, 160 UH, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435. Information on the background check can be found here (pdf).

Keep in mind that it takes 2-6 weeks to process an application in the Graduate School. Once all your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to interview with the director.

Download the Graduate Financial Aid Application

Curriculum

We are sorry to inform you that the Adult-Gerontology CNS post-master's certificate is currently not accepting applications. Please feel free to review our other program offerings to meet your educational needs.

NUR 7421

Course Title: Adult-Gerontology I
Credit Hours: 6 credit hours
Catalog Description: This clinical course provides students the opportunity to examine and apply CNS theory to practice and enables students to develop strategies to overcome barriers to safe, quality healthcare delivery. Students acquire knowledge and skills characteristic of CNS practice as it relates to clinical judgment, facilitation of learning, advocacy, moral agency, caring practice and response to diversity.

NUR 7422

Course Title: Adult-Gerontology II
Credit Hours: 6 credit hours
Catalog Description: Students focus on further development of the knowledge and skills related to the core competencies of the clinical nurse specialist. Students will acquire leadership skills in the development of system-wide policy. There will be a focus of advocating for the individual, family, and population of interest within the context of clinical practice and policy development.

NUR 7423

Course Title: Adult-Gerontology III
Credit Hours: 6 credit hours
Catalog Description: This clinical course expands on the synthesis and application of theory to clinical nurse specialist practice. Further development of clinical decision-making in an inter-professional complex environment is emphasized.

Contact Information

We are sorry to inform you that the Adult-Gerontology CNS post-master's certificate is currently not accepting applications. Please feel free to review our other program offerings to meet your educational needs.

Program Contact:

Anne Russell, PhD, RN, CNS-BC
Email: anne.russell@wright.edu
Phone: (937) 775-2647
Fax: (937) 775-4571

General Contact Information:

Wright State University
3640 Col. Glenn Highway
Graduate School
344 Student Union
Dayton, OH  45435
(937) 775-2976

College of Nursing and Health
Phone: 
(937) 775-3131
Fax: (937) 775-4571