Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Gerontology — Post Master's Certificate

The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-Master's Certificate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy provides qualified nurses with the opportunity to gain specialty knowledge in adult-gerontology advanced practice nursing.

Applicants' transcripts will be reviewed to be sure that the requirements for national CNS certification are met through their previous courses and the courses provided through this Post-Master's certificate program. Advanced clinical specialty courses prepare students for the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult-Gerontology.

The certificate program includes learning in the areas of advanced pathophysiology, advanced physical assessment, advanced pharmacology, and the role of the clinical nurse specialist. The clinical nurse specialist courses include a total of 500 hours of clinical practicum experience working with a clinical nurse specialist in a variety of settings.