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Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Purdue University Northwest

36 months
7562 USD/year
7562 USD/year
5145 USD/year
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The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program of Purdue University Northwest prepares students to 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.

Why study Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist at PNW?

The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program of Purdue University Northwest prepares excellent graduates who hold diverse roles in the healthcare field. You’ll learn to improve patient outcomes by making an impact on patient care, nursing practice and organizational systems. You’ll also acquire valuable experience embedding best evidence into your practice as you work with preceptors in clinical settings.


Family nurse practitioner program graduates enter the marketplace with real-world experience and vital skills under the guidance of expert faculty. You’ll hone your ability to acquire, appraise, and implement best practices.

Our College of Nursing is home to the Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice, an Affiliate Center of JBI.

Career Paths

AGCNS graduates have a number of career options, including:

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

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 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7562 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7562 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    7562 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7562 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    5145 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5145 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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