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Adult - Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Azusa Pacific University

24 months
Duration
789 USD/credit 13413 USD/year
789 USD/credit 13413 USD/year
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About

The Adult-Gerontolgy Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Post-Master’s Certificate of Azusa Pacific University is designed as a non-degree course credit option for nurses with a master’s degree in nursing.1 This clinical area of content and advanced practice prepares nurses to work in acute, primary, or long-term care settings.

Overview

The Adult-Gerontolgy Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Post-Master’s Certificate of Azusa Pacific University provides theory and clinical experiences to prepare the nurse for certification by the state of California and for national certification as an adult clinical nurse specialist.

Key facts:

  • Graduates may apply for national certification through examination by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and may be eligible for California advanced practice certification.
  • The program is designed for the working professional, offering evening lectures and customized clinical experiences.
  • Students may enroll part-time and take advantage of summer courses.
  • Clinical experiences include health care services for diverse cultural/ethnic groups, the poor, the underserved, and the homeless.
  • Students may receive traineeships (partial tuition reimbursement) when available through a federal grant.
  • Students receive personalized attention in a supportive Christian environment from faculty who are experienced as clinical nurse specialists or nurse practitioners in a variety of settings.
  • Financial aid is available through scholarships and loans.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Assessment and Health Promotion
  • Nursing Practice Role
  • Pathophysiology
  • Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
  • Gerontology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

34 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate application for admission
  • $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Written statement
  • Copy of RN license status
  • Current résumé
  • Two recommendations
  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • Completion of courses in health assessment, pathophysiology, nursing research, statistics, nursing leadership, and community health nursing equivalent to those offered in the APU undergraduate nursing program
  • Completion of an undergraduate health assessment course (see Additional Requirements below)

For international students:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in English
  • Provide an affidavit of financial support (PDF) and a bank statement
  • Submit a copy of a valid passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13413 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 789 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13413 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 789 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Pacific

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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