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Grand Canyon University

MS in Nursing: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist

Grand Canyon University offers a nursing master's degree program that emphasizes adult clinical nursing practice. Learn more about this Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist program is designed to focus on high-level nursing coursework. Applicants should be equipped to handle this level of education and should have earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

This program is designed to give students insight into different areas of nursing practice, including clinical, research, leadership, educational and advocacy roles. In addition to building clinical skills, the intent of the program is to impart some organizational decision-making capabilities as well. In addition to several traditional lecture and classroom-type courses, Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist program requires a hands-on internship and evidence-based capstone project.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

45 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid, including loans, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

Required Courses for a Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • NUR-502: Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Roles And Practice (4 credits)
  • NUR-504: Health Care Research Analysis and Utilization (4 credits)
  • NUR-508: Ethics, Policy, and Finance in the Health Care System (4 credits)
  • NUR-642: Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • NUR-644: Advanced Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • NUR-640: Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning with Skills Lab (3 credits)
  • NUR-647E: Nursing Education Seminar I (4 credits)
  • NUR-655: CNS I - Theoretical Foundations (6 credits)
  • NUR-657: CNS II - Influence Change in Health Care Systems (6 credits)
  • NUR-663: CNS Clinical Internship (4 credits)
  • NUR-699: Evidence-Based Practice Project (4 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Since program applicants are expected to be licensed nurses, successful graduates may not need to acquire additional credentials to be able to find appropriate work after completing the program. Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist program may be able to pursue career roles with additional leadership duties. Job titles that program graduates might be qualified to hold include:

  • Registered Nurse - Adult Medicine
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

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