University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

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The Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AG-CNS) option prepares nurses to become evidence-based and theory-guided advanced practice nurses providing high quality care. The CNS is an expert clinician who can work in a variety of clinical practice settings from community to hospital in areas such as acute, critical, primary and chronic, palliative care and hospice. There are three spheres of CNS practice: patient, staff, and organization wide. The CNS master's option began at the CU College of Nursing in 1950; it is one of the oldest continuous CNS programs in the country. The program is available as a hybrid (online and in person). Applications are due January 15th for students who want to matriculate in the fall semester and June 15th for students who want to matriculate in the spring semester. WICHE applicants must provide a copy of their drive's license from the approved WICHE state with an email to the University of Colorado Registrar's Office requesting evaluation for WICHE.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Judy Campbell
Academic Advisor, Graduate Programs
Admissions and Student Affairs
(303) 724-8503

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