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Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, M.Sc.

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The track for a clinical nurse specialist prepares a professional for overseeing nursing care for a group of well or ill clients in hospitals, homes, and primary care settings, acting as a program director in some positions. 


Two major areas of responsibility include direct and indirect patient care. This nurse moves in and out of direct care situations when expert skill and knowledge are required. The clinical nurse specialist is accountable to patients, advocates for them, and evaluates the quality of nursing services. In indirect care, this nurse’s responsibility is primarily to a nursing staff, serving as a consultant, bringing expert clinical knowledge to health care providers on a system-wide basis, and applying current research findings to patient care. This nurse’s expertise contributes greatly to the plan of care for patients.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research for Evidence-Based Practice 
  • Advanced Nursing Roles in Health Care 
  • Advanced Nursing Practice for Population-Basecl Care 
  • Introduction to Nursing Informatics 
  • Aclvanced Health Assessment 
  • Advanced Pharmacology 
  • Aclvanced Pathophysiology 

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            • Minimum required score:


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            General Requirements

            • Evidence of successful academic achievement in completing a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited program or the MSN Bridge program for those R.N.s with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree. 
            • Part of the application process includes an interview. Interviews with selected candidates are scheduled following committee review of the completed application.  
            • Current R.N. licensure in the United States.
            • Two letters of reference from professors or supervisors. At least one reference must be an academic reference.
            • One year of relevant clinical experience as a registered nurse.
            • Professional résumé.
            • The online Application for Admission.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              955 USD/credit
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            • National

              955 USD/credit
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            Living costs for Philadelphia

            • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
              Living Costs

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