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Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

36 months
7783 USD/year
7783 USD/year
5295 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Begin your Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program from Purdue University Northwest with courses in advanced nursing practice, evidence-based practice, advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology and physical assessment. 


Adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialists directly manage the care of adult-gerontology patients, including health promotion, symptom management, patient education and consultation.

They also advance nursing practice within their specialty and lead efforts to integrate evidence-based practices throughout the healthcare system. Clinical nurse specialists usually practice in hospitals or outpatient settings.

Career Paths

Graduates of the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program from Purdue University Northwest have a number of career options, including:

  • Management of patient populations
  • Leadership roles in nursing practice
  • Internal and external consulting

AGCNS alumni are usually employed by hospital systems but may work in a variety of other healthcare settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Pathophysiologic Concepts For Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Health Promotion For Advanced Practice In Nursing
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale or equivalent “B” average
  • Current U.S. RN (Registered Nurse) licensure
  • Evidence of successful completion of an introductory statistics course
  • International degree-seeking applicants whose native language is not English must also meet Purdue University graduate school requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7783 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7783 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    7783 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7783 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    5295 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5295 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Hammond

1012 - 1638 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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