Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate

The Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate program requires that students have completed an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) graduate educational program from a nationally accredited school of nursing.

Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate - 15 credit hours

The clinical nurse specialist certificate focuses on the primary, acute and chronic needs of a diverse population of adults across the lifespan. In the CNS graduate certificate, interdisciplinary coordination, patient education, quality improvement and project development activities are emphasized. The CNS certificate prepares nurses to perform in the expanded role of caring for a particular kind of patient/client or to function in particular kinds of settings, including the hospital. The courses include adult/gerontological theory courses, practice-focused clinical courses and an intensive preceptorship experience. All courses are offered on the KU Medical Center campus.

  Course Name (Credit hours) Tuition Course Fees Typhon fee
NRSG 862/863 Adult/Gerontological Health Care I & Practicum (CNS) (3/2) Resident $344.25/cr

Non-resident $814.45/cr
NRSG 865/866 Adult/Gerontological Health Care II & Practicum (CNS) (3/4)

Resident $344.25/cr

Non-resident $814.45/cr

NRSG 868 Adult/Gerontological Health Care III: Preceptorship (CNS) (3-5) Resident $344.25/cr

Non-resident $814.45/cr


Total Kansas Resident:* $5163.75 (tuition) + $75 (Typhon) = $5238.75*; will be higher if 5 cr. of 868 is required.

Total Non-resident:* $12216.75 (tuition) + $75 (Typhon) = $12291.75*; will be higher if 5 cr. of 868 is required.

O*Net link - clinical nurse specialist

*Note: Tuition and fees calculated based upon 2013-2014 rates. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change each year.

Room/board: On-campus housing not available.
Books and supplies:  $600 estimate
On time completion rate: NA*
Number Completed: Program begins Fall 2011.
Number completed on time: NA*
Job Placement Rates for Program: NA*
Median Loan Debt: NA*
Title IV Loan Debt: NA*
Private Educational Loan Debt: NA*
Institutional Finance Plans: NA*
Amount Owed: NA*

* Not Applicable because there were less than 10 graduates per year.

Last modified: Feb 17, 2014