Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nurse Specialist
Texas Christian University

Program Details

Choose a focus on either adult-gerontology or pediatrics with the online Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-Graduate Certificate. Graduates can help influence healthcare outcomes through direct patient care, expert consultation, and quality improvement implementation

After completing this online nursing program, nurses are eligible for national certification through the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation. Clinical Nurse Specialists can use their skills and knowledge to bring leadership, clinical expertise, and innovation to the workplace.

Coursework includes topics such as:

  • The CNS and professional practice
  • Diagnostic reasoning and advanced patient management of the adult-gerontology or pediatric patient
  • Advanced care of adult-gerontology or pediatric populations

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Requires one on-campus intensive session
  • Must have a BSN degree from an accredited school and a MSN or DNP from a program accredited by NLNAC or CCNE
  • Must have current, unencumbered licensure in the state where practicum will occur, and current CPR certification and immunizations
  • Preferred work history includes one year full-time experience or its equivalent as a registered nurse

Restricted States

Connecticut