Clinical Nurse Specialist, Post Master’s Certificate

Announcements

  • Please be advised that effective immediately, the Department of Nursing of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences is placing a temporary moratorium on admissions to the ONLINE Post-Master’s Certificate Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) option. The other Post-Master’s Certificate options remain open to admission and enrollment. The Nursing Department made this decision based upon a pattern of low enrollment, licensure changes regarding the CNS role and the need to develop strategies to improve the option to bring it in line with new state regulations.
  • This is a temporary moratorium on admission only for the ONLINE Post-Master’s Certificate Clinical Nurse Specialist option and it does not affect any other Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) graduate nursing program.

The 12-Credit Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-Master’s Certificate allows RNs with MS degrees in Nursing and preparation as clinical nurse specialists to acquire knowledge and clinical experience that will prepare them for national certification exams.  This program is administered by the College of Advancing and Professional Studies.

Courses required for the certificate applied towards a prior degree are waived and are not transferrable towards the certificate.

About the CNS

Requirements for eligibility to register for the CNS examinations

For more information, including courses and application, visit the College of Advancing and Professional Studies.