Specialize in the care of older and vulnerable adults
Become an advanced practice nurse with a specialized focus in Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS). You will use knowledge from theory and research to deliver expert nursing care and to improve nursing care given by others.
As a CNS, you’ll provide clinical leadership by:
- Providing expert nursing care to complex patients in various healthcare settings
- Leading the transition of individual patient care across settings such as from hospital to home or rehabilitation facility
- Developing, implementing, and evaluating programs of care for groups of patients with similar care needs
- Developing and evaluating innovative cost-effective interventions to improve patient/clinical outcomes
- Leading multidisciplinary teams to coordinate healthcare services and to implement best practice models
- Mentoring nursing staff in solving patient care problems and delivering high quality, safe care
When you graduate, you’ll find potential employment opportunities in:
- Hospitals and acute care
- Rehabilitation care
- Long-term care
- Accountable care organizations
- Assisted living
- Community heath agencies and clinics
- Corporate industry/occupational health
- Private practice settings
Courses are taught in online, hybrid, and hybrid-distance formats.There are some required on-campus lab days, and all clinical hours must be completed within the state of Indiana due to supervision requirements.
The degree can be completed in a three-year, part-time plan of study, or—if space in the program allows—a two-year, full-time plan of study.