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Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Winona State University

12 months
646 USD/credit 19380 USD/year
646 USD/credit 19380 USD/year
428 USD/credit 12840 USD/year
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Grounded in an environment of scholarship, the mission of the Winona State University Department of Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist is to educate knowledgeable caring, ethical, creative, and accountable nurse leaders who provide person- and relationship-centered care for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations in a diverse society. 

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Learning outcomes

Students in the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program at Winona State University are prepared for the multi-faceted role of clinical nurse specialist with the adult/gerontology population. Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist students will demonstrate direct care (including prescriptive authority), consultation, systems leadership, collaboration, coaching, and research competencies and influence direct patient/client care, the practice of other nurses and nursing personnel, and healthcare systems/organization outcomes. Graduates with the MS degree are prepared for eligibility for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist certification exam.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular, Genetic and Immune Mechanisms in Disease
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacology 
  • Advanced Pathophysiology 
  • Advanced Health Assessment 
  • Adult/Gerontology CNS Role Foundations Seminar 
  • Adult-Gerontology CNS Role Development Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a Nationally accredited graduate program in nursing;
  • Undergraduate coursework in physical assessment;
  • Undergraduate courses in nursing research and statistics required;
  • Computer literacy with knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and data base programs;

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 646 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 646 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 428 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Winona

900 - 1400 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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