Master of Science in Nursing / Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Missouri-Columbia

Program Details

Aging is just a part of life, but competent healthcare workers can make these years easier and more comfortable.  The MSN in Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist is an online adult nurse program that prepares nurses to do just that.  

With this program, students gain the knowledge and skills needed to provide direct patient care in everything from wellness to acute care while focusing on complex and vulnerable adult and older adult populations.  Plus, you will be able to work on improving health care delivery systems through the management of clinical efforts across health care settings, providing visionary leadership, leading quality and safety initiatives, and implementing evidence-based practice.  Courses cover such topics as:

  • Leadership 
  • Management of human resources
  • Health care financial management
  • Quality, safety, and performance outcomes

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Missouri-Columbia is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Some campus visits may be required
  • Current unencumbered RN license in the United States

Restricted States

Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin