The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist DNP degree from Michigan State University is an online adult nurse practitioner program for RNs ready to take their careers to the next level and their educations to the highest level of training in nursing. This particular DNP degree focuses on safe, effective, evidence-based, and patient-centered care for adults. You will take courses that develop skills in:
- Evidence evaluation
- Using research in decision-making
- Developing and implementing clinical innovations
- Improving patient care
Students also learn about the current, emerging, and expanding roles of nurses and the challenges and complexities found in healthcare. Courses focus on the importance of evidence-based practice interventions and collaborative relationships with other disciplines to ensure the best possible patient outcomes. Graduates are ready for leadership roles in healthcare that involve nursing practice, education, and health care delivery systems.
Graduates are eligible for certification as Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Michigan State University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Michigan State University is accredited by: The Broad College of Business at MSU has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1953. AACSB International Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent