Adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist

Graduate certificate University of Missouri
Adult gerontology nurse.

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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 theĀ American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist


University of Missouri

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

Sinclair School of Nursing

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


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

Adult gerontology nurse.

Career prospects

Sinclair School of Nursing
Job placement & certification pass rates
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Program structure

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.


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

3 semesters

Typical course load

Two to three classes per semester


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The graduate certificate programs at the Sinclair School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Faculty spotlight

Shawn Zembles

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.

Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Sinclair School of Nursing