MSN-CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice in an adult health clinical specialty in a hospital or acute care setting who functions as an expert clinician in their field. The curriculum follows the competencies delineated in the AACN (1996) Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing. CNS graduates will meet the national certification examination by the American Nurse's Credentialing Center (ANCC). Program typically takes four years to complete.