Doctor of Nursing Practice / Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (BSN to DNP)
Michigan State University

Program Details

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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100% Online

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 Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent