MS(N) Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist MS(N) program curriculum prepares nurses as expert clinicians to: as expert clinicians to provide direct patient care from wellness through acute care with a focus on complex and vulnerable adult and older adult populations. The Adult Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist student will also be prepared to influence care outcomes by acting as a resource and providing expert consultation for nursing staff and other health professionals by implementing evidence based practice initiatives to support improvements in health care delivery systems.

  • Manage clinical efforts across health care settings
  • Provide visionary leadership
  • Lead quality and safety initiatives 
  • Implement evidence-based practice 

View the MS(N) AGCNS sample plan of study. The MS(N) AGCNS curriculum provides core master’s coursework in combination with Adult Gerontology Clinical specialty courses. 
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist specialty courses focus on principles of leadership within healthcare organizations, management of human resources, health care financial management, and managing quality, safety and performance outcomes.

Certification as an Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) offers certification as an Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. Students who have completed a master’s degree in Nursing in the Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist emphasis area are eligible to sit for the exam.