Adult Gerontology Program

Specialty Options for MS, BS-DNP, and BS-PhD

The CU College of Nursing, offers three advanced practice gerontology programs to meet the needs of the growing elderly population. Students gain expertise in providing patient-centered, safe, competent, culturally-sensitive and evidence-based care to patients. Designed for busy adults, the programs combine a variety of online nursing education options with extensive supervision and onsite classes and intensives—ideal for the student who needs flexibility in scheduling study and class times or the student who lives in a rural area.

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) option prepares nurses to become evidence-based and theory-guided advanced practice nurses providing quality care to acutely and critically ill patients, medical-surgical patients and older adults or elderly patients, as well as to patients requiring palliative care services (chronic illness management and end-of-life care).