Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

La Salle University

955 USD/credit
955 USD/credit
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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 

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

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
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 955 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    955 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 955 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
La Salle University