Adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist: Online master’s degree
Master of science in nursing with an emphasis in adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist (MS)
- Program type: Master’s degree
- Academic home: Sinclair School of Nursing
- Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
- Delivery mode: Blended, some campus visits required
- Credit hours: 46
- Estimated program cost: $27,755.60*
*This cost 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 MS(N) degree can help you
A MS(N) in adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist (AGCNS) from MU can help you enhance your career 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 MS(N) 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.
Program structure and topics
This program is blended: You may complete all course work online but an on-campus visit is required once per year.
Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic progress so far. If you want to study part time, the program will most likely take you three years to complete.
Seamless BSN-to-DNP with an MS(N) option
This MS(N) program makes it easy for you to continue your education and earn your DNP if you choose. With this program, you have the opportunity to sit for your APRN certification and start earning more while you’re starting your DNP course work. Courses have a focus on supporting you as you transition to practicing as an APRN.
Meet our faculty
Shawn Zembles, DNP, APRN, CEN, CCRN, RN-BC, ACNS-BC
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.
This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing