Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Gerontology (CNS-AG) Post Graduate Certificate
The Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Gerontology (CNS-AG) Post Graduate Certificate is designed for MSN-prepared nursing professionals seeking to foster their skills that enhance their ability to advance the care of middle-aged and older adult patients. The CNS-AG Post Graduate Certificate curriculum is built upon the three spheres of influence (Patient, Nurse, System) model for CNS practice with courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced physical assessment, advanced pharmacology, differential diagnosis, adult-gerontology concepts, and advanced clinical practice preparing graduates as expert practitioners who work with the middle-aged and older adult population. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Board Certified (AGCNS-BC) exam.
This new certificate program is designed to meet the new certification requirements of nurses currently in a CNS role. Courses focus on areas such as Advanced Health Assessment, Care of the Older Adult and more.
• 12-12 credits*
• 5 months to complete
*Applicants holding an APN certification will be evaluated to determine if course requirements (NRS 680, NRS 701, 702, and 703 have been met.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Gerontology (CNS-AG) Post Graduate Certificate consists of the following courses:
• NRS 680 Differential Diagnosis (3 credits)
• NRS 690: Caring for the Adult and Older Adult (3 credits)
• NRS 701: Advanced Pathology (3 credits)
• NRS 702: Advanced Physical Assessment (3 credits)
• NRS 703: Advanced Pharmacology (3 credits)
• NRS 717: CNS Advanced Practice Clinical I (1 credit)
• NRS 718: CNS Advanced Practice Clinical II (1 credit)
• NRS 719: CNS Advanced Practice Clinical III (1 credit)
Applicants must provide the following:
- Evidence of an MSN or DNP degree from a nursing program accredited by a national nursing accreditation body.
- Provide evidence of a baccalaureate or more advanced degree from a nursing program accredited by a national nursing accreditation body with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for regular admission status. The cumulative grade point average is computed on the highest degree held at the time of application to the Edgewood College graduate program.
- Complete and submit graduate application to Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions.
- Request that official transcripts for all graduate academic credits received from any post-secondary institutions be sent directly to Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions.
- Currently hold a license as a registered professional nurse.