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


Understand the Program

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

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 experience is required.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to apply to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center Adult /Gerontology CNS exam (AGCNS-BC) or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Adult /Gerontology Wellness through Acute Care CNS exam (ACCNS-AG).

Taking the Next Steps

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

Admission and Course Requirements

Course Descriptions

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

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