Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS)

Preparation as an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS) is offered within the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Students are able to focus on adult health, critical care, or infectious disease/infection.

ACNS program outcomes include the ability to:

  • develop an evidence-based advanced nursing practice involving a specific patient population within a specific health care setting
  • incorporate clinical, educational, research, leadership, and management skills into an advanced practice role
  • develop collaborative relationships and partnerships between disciplines
  • recognize and understand the effects of selected economic, societal, legislative, ethical, or legal health care issues and their resolution within your advanced practice