Post-MSN Adult Gerontology Acute Care CNS Certification

Nurses who hold a graduate degree in nursing can apply to the Adult CNS Post-Graduate Certificate program.

The CNS Coordinator will complete a Gap Analysis to evaluate prior education and practice (as applicable) in order to determine an individual course of study. The completion of required didactic courses and clinical hours will depend upon waived credits and/or clinical hours.  

Depending upon the number of courses transferred in, Certification as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist may be completed in one year.  

Students must satisfy the required credit and course requirements for the Adult CNS Program of study via graduate courses taken at DeSales University.

Post-MSN certificate graduates are eligible to take the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist national certification examination offered through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation.

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