Post-Master's Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate

The purpose of the Post-Master’s Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Certificate is to prepare the graduate for the professional role of an Adult-Gerontology CNS. The Program consists of 20-23 units that can be completed in five semesters.

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Curriculum Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
First YearUnits
First Semester
CNSG-613 Advanced Health Assessment 2-3
CNSG-618 Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology 2-3
There are now two CNSG 622 courses- Pharmacology and a Practicum. The Practicum needs a new course number and is the only course in this semester.  
The 4th semester needs be modified to a new course number for Clinical Practicum II: Research Competency in CNS Role (4 units).  
Total program units are 20-23.  
 Units4-6
Second Semester
CNSG-622 Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology 2-3
CNSG-624 Preparation for the CNS Role as Leader, Educator, and Clinician 2
 Units4-5
Third Semester
CNSG-627 Clinical Practicum I:expert Practice/Edu And Education (minimum 167 hours of practice) 4
 Units4
Second Year
Fourth Semester  
CNSG-622 Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology (minimum 167 hours of practice) 2-3
Fifth Semester  
CNSG-637 Clinical Practicum III:Consultation And Clinical Leadership 4
 Units6-7
Fourth Semester
CNSG-622 Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology (minimum 167 hours of practice) 4
 Units4
Fifth Semester
CNSG-637 Clinical Practicum III:Consultation And Clinical Leadership (minimum 167 hours of practice) 4
 Units4
 Total Units26-30