M.Sc. On Campus

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

24 months
25650 USD/year
25650 USD/year
11090 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The program from The City University of New York prepares nurses to assume an advanced practice nursing role as an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist in a variety of health care settings, from acute care to home care.


Nurses who earn this Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist nursing degree from The City University of New York are preparing themselves for advanced practice positions in medical-surgical specialties within acute or skilled nursing facilities or in community-based nursing services.

What you'll learn

Through course work, supervised practicum hours (500 hours) and carefully selected electives, students develop broad clinical knowledge in the assessment and clinical management of patients across the adult life span in acute and chronic care settings. Practicum placements are offered in a wide variety of medical-surgical specialty settings. 

There is also a strong focus on the consultative component of the CNS role, incorporating education and patient care improvement content throughout the curriculum. Students also have an opportunity to participate in programs aimed at serving the target adult population and promoting policy changes in the health care delivery system. Graduates of the program meet educational requirements for specialty certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

 International applicants who need an F-1 or J-1 Visa are not currently eligible for this program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
  • Advanced Nursing Research
  • Healthcare Systems and Policy
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations
  • Advanced Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above 
  • Completion of a basic statistics course and an undergraduate research course or equivalent.
  • New York State RN license and current registration.
  • Professional résumé listing education and relevant work experience.
  • Statement of purpose of approximately 500 words
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11090 USD per year during 24 months.

Part time

  • Resident:  $470 per credit
  • Non-resident:  $855 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
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