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Adult Gerontology – Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist is prepared to assess and manage the full continuum of care services for the adults and older adults. The core knowledge provided in the specialty coursework is based on the full spectrum of patient care needs.

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program has met ANCC’s certification eligibility educational requirements. Students who complete this program, in its entirety, have the educational preparation to sit for the ANCC certification in this role and population. Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification.

The following courses are in addition to the Graduate Nursing Core Curriculum:

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Direct Care & Functional Area Core Curriculum Credits
NU 560 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NU 570 Pathophysiology of Human Disease 3
NU 631 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care I 3
NU 632 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care II 3
NU 633 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care III 3
NU 673 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision Making 3

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Coordinator:
Dr. Catherine Harris, Catherine.Harris@jefferson.edu