M.Sc. On Campus

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

12 months
11442 USD/year
11442 USD/year
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The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AG CNS) at 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. 


The AG CNS is best described as the “nurses’ nurse” as the CNS is a resource and consultant to nurses and health care professionals. 

Key Features 

  • The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist degree at University of California, San Francisco 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.

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


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in nursing from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, or experience and licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) with a (U.S.) regionally accredited bachelor's degree in another discipline. The degree must be conferred by the application deadline.
  • Minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale verified by official transcripts. 
  • Applicants are required to upload a transcript — unofficial or official transcript — to the application portal for review purposes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11442 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11442 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

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


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