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Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Course of Study

Core Courses (4 course units)
NURS607 - Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
NURS608 - Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice
NURS657 - Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making
NURS547 - Scientific Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice
NURS637 - Introduction to Research Methods and Design

Theory Courses (6 course units)
NURS650 - Systems Thinking in Patient Safety
NURS670 - Principles of Adult Gerontology Acute Care I
NURS671 - Principles of Adult Gerontology Acute Care II
NURS672 - Principles of Adult Gerontology Acute Care III
NURS768 - Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist
NURS646 - Primary Care: Diagnosis and Management of Adults Across the Lifespan
NURS690 - Family Focused Primary Care of the Middle-Aged and Older Adult

Clinical Courses (2 course units)
NURS769 - Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical I
NURS770 - Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinical II

Suggested Plan(s) of Study

Full Time Plan of Study - Summer Start

Part Time Plan of Study - 2 Year

Part Time Plan of Study - 3 Year

Program Director
Deborah Becker, PhD, ACNP, BC, CHSE, FAAN

Associate Director
Patricia Pawlow, MSN, ACNP, BC

Program Coordinator
Ann Marie Carpenter, MSN, RN, CCRN

Enrollment Management
Carol Ladden

Student Services
Kara Koch

Mailing Address:
Penn Nursing
Claire M. Fagin Hall
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217