MS in Nursing: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (Bridge)
Registered nurses seeking graduate education may be interested in Grand Canyon University's bridge program that awards Master of Science degrees to graduates. To learn more about the M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (Bridge) program, read this article.
Official Program Name:
Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (Bridge)
School Offering Program:
Grand Canyon University
Applicants to Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (Bridge) program should hold Registered Nurse (RN) licensure. An undergraduate degree in a relevant health sciences field is also a prerequisite.
Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (Bridge) program is specifically intended for adult learners. The 'bridge' aspect of the program involves bachelor's-level nursing coursework that is intended as a prerequisite to graduate study. After completing these core BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) courses, students have the opportunity to move on to specialized graduate-level study in adult clinical nursing practice.
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 (Bridge):
Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
- NRS-430V: Professional Dynamics (3 credits)
- NRS-434V: Health Assessment (3 credits)
- HLT-362V: Applied Statistics for Health Care Professionals (3 credits)
- NRS-433V: Introduction to Nursing Research (3 credits)
- NRS-427V: Concepts in Community and Public Health (3 credits)
- NRS-410V: Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Clients' Health (3 credits)
- 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)
Students in the program are expected to be currently licensed Registered Nurses (RN), so it may be possible for graduates to work in that capacity, or to re-enter previously held careers. However, it may also be possible for graduates to take on new career roles, including leadership, advocacy, or administrative positions. Potential job titles for graduates of this program can include:
- Registered Nurse - Adult Medicine
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
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