Adult/Gerontology Acute Care for Clinical Nurse Specialists C.G.S.

Nursing

Program Director:
Associate Professor Patricia Molloy
pmolloy@ric.edu

The Certificate of Graduate Studies (C.G.S.) in adult/gerontology acute care for clinical nurse specialists is an 18-credit certificate program designed for those who already hold a master’s degree in nursing and wish to expand upon their current role as a clinical nurse specialist.

Admission requirements are the same as for the M.S.N. in nursing program, with the exception that the Miller Analogies Test or the GRE are not required and that one year of acute care of experience is required.

Applications for the C.G.S. in adult/gerontology acute care for clinical nurse specialists is ongoing and may be submitted at any time. Click below for information on admission, retention and course requirements, as well as course descriptions.

Admission and Course Requirements

Course Descriptions

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to apply to take the following certification examinations: the American Nurses Credentialing Center Adult Acute exam or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses; Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP exam.

For more information, contact Ellen Morais at 401-456-9612.