Doctor of Nursing Practice / Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Detroit Mercy

Program Details

Are you a nurse seeking to advance your career while taking your knowledge to the highest level?  The Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist degree is an online adult gerontology program that provides qualified nurses with the opportunity to study advanced nursing in this healthcare specialty.  The curriculum covers topics that include:

  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Physical Assessment
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • The Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist

This preparation ensures graduates are competent to work in various settings from acute to non-acute care.

As an online student at the University of Detroit Mercy, you will benefit from a dedicated faculty offering a rigorous yet flexible learning experience.  Success is important to the faculty, as seen by their availability to students needing extra support.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Detroit Mercy is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master 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

Additional Info

  • An unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse
  • Two program options: BSN to DNP requires 66 credits; MSN to DNP requires 25 credits