• ag
MSN Nursing CNS Concentrate
  • Administration concentrate students must take the following courses and complete a minimum of 49 semester hours to graduate. Students in this program will be prepared for APRN Clinical Nurse Specialist positions and are eligible to sit for a licensing exam that encompasses prescriptive authority.

    Applicants for the Clinical Nurse Specialist program will be interviewed by current master’s level faculty as part of the admission process. The purpose of the interview is to familiarize students with the program requirements, discuss clinical requirements and interests, and assist students to plan for success in the program. Expertise of MSN faculty be discussed to familiarize students with departmental clinical and research opportunities. The interview is meant to support the application process and affords applicants a unique opportunity to discuss any questions or issues with faculty prior to beginning the program.


    » Watch a video on the important role of the CNS in today’s healthcare system



    » CNS Sample Schedule  (PDF)

    CNS Nursing Core

    NURS 500 Nursing Statistics
    NURS 510 Nursing Science & Theory
    NURS 515 Holistic Practice & Care Science
    NURS 520 Advanced Nursing Research
    NURS 530 Nursing Informatics
    IDS 693 Healthcare Promo, Policy, Ethics
    MBA 613 Organizational Behavior 

    Concentrate Core

    NURS 525 Advanced Assessment
    NURS 601 Advanced Physiology 
    NURS 610 Advanced Pharmacology
    NURS 620 Healthy Aging & Quality of Life
    NURS 630 Symptom Management in Chronic Illness & Palliative Care


    NURS 760 Advanced Practice Nursing III: Comprehensive Patient Management 
    NURS 780 Capstone Seminar