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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

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24 Credit hours (545 clinical hours)

MSN prepared nurses may apply for admission and receive a Post-Master’s Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  Admission to the post-master’s certificate program requires admission to USI Graduate Studies, which includes a copy of the MSN transcript and admission to the graduate nursing program.

Clinical Core (9 hours)

To complete the Post-Master’s Certificate, students must complete the Clinical Core within the last five years. Students can provide documentation of successful completion of the following areas or successfully complete the courses at USI:

  1. Pathophysiology (3 credit hours) or NURS 617 - Advanced Concepts of Pathophysiology  
  2. Advanced Health Assessment (3 credit hours) or NURS 618 - Advanced Health Assessment  (must be taken through USI, transfer credit not accepted)
  3. Pharmacology (3 credit hours) or NURS 622 - Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses  

Additionally, the following specialty courses must be completed successfully at USI:

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