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Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

University of California, San Francisco

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
11442 USD/year
11442 USD/year
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About

The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program offered by the University of California, San Francisco  cares for patients from wellness through acute care, with a specific focus on complex and vulnerable adult and older adult populations. 

Overview

The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program offered by the University of California, San Francisco is best described as the “nurses’ nurse” as the CNS is a resource and consultant to nurses and health care professionals. The AG CNS is involved in all levels of the health care system, spanning from the acute care setting to the home. The AG CNS engages in numerous direct care and leadership roles in the health care system including organizing and managing large scale programs, incorporating evidence into practice, coaching and mentoring nurses and serving as a consultant to health care professionals, organizations, patients and families.

Clinical practice and residency sites include UCSF Medical Center and Clinics, Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Medical Center as well as community hospitals and systems.

Subspecialty options:

  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist-Oncology (AG CNS-Oncology)
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist-Critical Care/Trauma (AG CNS-CCT)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Health Assessment 
  • Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Online 
  • Nutrition Principles Across the Life Span 
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Interventions
  • Management of Acute and Chronic Illness

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline: February 1 of each year for earlier consideration. 

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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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.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

Is RN experience required?

  • AG CNS: No
  • AG CNS-Oncology: Yes. One year between MEPN completion and beginning of MS program.
  • AG CNS-CCT: Yes. Requires at least one year of acute care experience. This subspecialty is not open to MEPN applicants.

Other admissions requirements specific to this specialty

  • AG CNS-Oncology: MEPN students must take a one-year step out after completion of MEPN curriculum and before entering MS degree AG CNS-Oncology portion of the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
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University of California, San Francisco

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