Provide advanced nursing practice care to children with complex health problems
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) role. CNSs use theory and research to diagnose, treat, and manage patients and specialty populations from wellness to acute illness. The CNS improves outcomes by providing direct patient care, leading evidence-based practice, optimizing organizational systems, and advancing the practice of nursing.
Our pediatric focus-area courses enable you to tailor your studies to meet career goals or emerging employment opportunities in:
- Hospitals and acute care
- Rehabilitation care
- Accountable care organizations
- Community heath agencies and clinics
- Private practice settings
Courses are taught in online, distance-accessible 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.