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Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Graduate Certificate

This program has been discontinued and is no longer accepting applications.

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: No

Total Credit Hours: 16

Certificate description: Advanced practice nurses are traditionally prepared at the graduate level in a specific clinical area. The specialty area may be identified in terms of population (e.g. pediatrics or adults), and/or type of problem (e.g. diabetes, cardiology). The advanced practice nurse is directly accountable for clinical judgments which include independent and interdependent decision making. Holders of this certificate provide advanced care to adults experiencing complex medical-surgical health problems. Ability to use advanced diagnostic and assessment skills and interventions to manage and improve patient care. Can consider all influences on a patient’s health status and the related psychosocial and behavioral problems arising from the patient’s altered physiological condition. The certificate is available via online learning.

Certificate web site:

For information about certificate, contact:
Sinclair School of Nursing

Phone: (573) 882-0277
Address: Sinclair School of Nursing S235 School of Nursing, Columbia, MO 65211