Nursing Education with a Clinical Nurse Specialty in Adult-Gerontology Master of Science in Nursing
With a growing shortage of nurses, estimated to reach 800,000 by the year 2020, the education of more nursing students plays a critical role in addressing this health care crisis. However, many nursing programs are unable to admit more qualified students due to a lack of available nursing instructors. Expertise in older adult care is also of urgency considering the aging patient population and rising costs of health care with emphasis on safe, high quality patient-centered care. The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist is the only advanced practice nurse trained specifically to lead and transform nursing practice, to optimize adult-older adult patients, nursing practice, and health care system level outcomes.
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