Master of Science in Nursing / Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Michigan State University

Program Details

In as little as two years you can become certified as an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist through Michigan State University’s online adult nurse practitioner program.  This MSN with an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist concentration advances your nursing career while preparing you to take on leadership roles in the field.

Students complete courses designed in the context of related challenges, needs, and increasing complexities within health care systems delivery, higher education, and professional nursing.  Examples of courses include:

  • Scientific Foundations for the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Patient Safety, Quality Improvement and Quality Management in Healthcare
  • Leadership in Complex Health Systems

You will be ready to take on roles that reflect current, emerging, and expanding roles of nurses.  Graduates are expert clinicians and educators, prepared for clinical faculty positions and in staff development.

% Online

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)

Application Requirements

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