Serve with dignity

Quick facts

  • Program type: Graduate certificate
  • Academic home: Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 21.5
  • Estimated program cost: $12,496.23*

*This price is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

How an adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist graduate certificate can help you

A graduate certificate in adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist (AGCNS) from MU can help you expand your practice or specialize in gerontology. Continue working as you gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance. Learn from experienced practicing faculty who are renowned researchers in aging and belong to a network of nurses across the nation.

Students who pursue the adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist graduate certificate will:

  • Learn to provide direct patient care from wellness through acute care with a focus on complex and vulnerable adult and older adult populations;
  • Influence care outcomes by acting as a resource and providing expert consultation for nursing staff and other health professionals by implementing evidence-based practice initiatives to support improvements in health care delivery systems;
  • Be eligible for advanced practice nurse certification as an Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Career prospects

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Source: Sinclair School of Nursing

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic progress so far. If you want to take two to three classes per semester, the program will most likely take you three semesters to complete.

Meet our faculty


Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor

As an experienced clinician, Dr. Zembles provides direct clinical oversight to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate-level nursing degrees. Dr. Zembles has spent a considerable amount of his research time directed towards sepsis and chronic disease management.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing.