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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.
Official nameMaster of science in nursing with an emphasis in adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeSinclair School of Nursing
Delivery modeBlended, some campus visits required
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
*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.
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.
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.
DeliveryBlended, some campus visits required
Typical program length3 years
Typical course loadPart time
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.