Master of Science in Nursing / Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Southern Indiana

Program Details

The MSN with a concentration in Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist degree is an online adult nurse practitioner program that prepares students to act as expert clinicians, leaders, researchers, educators, and consultants.  You will work with patients and their families, nursing personnel, and organization systems as you care for individuals across their lifespans.  The goal of the program is to prepare competent, outcome-oriented practitioners who are ready to work with complex patients to encourage health, well-being and quality of life.  In addition to working to produce positive patient outcomes, students also learn to integrate and coordinate patient care services with professionals in other areas and to collaborate with other members of the health care team.  Graduates will educate others to promote positive health care and disease prevention and will treat patients with common acute and chronic illnesses.

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Southern Indiana is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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

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

Additional Info

  • An unencumbered US RN license in all states of practice
  • Recommended but not required: one year full-time or two thousand hours of clinical practice as an RN within the last five years

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming