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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
-OR-
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
-OR-
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
debecker@nursing.upenn.edu

Associate Director
Caroline Doherty, MSN, ACNP, BC, AACC
ctl@nursing.upenn.edu

Program Advisor
Ann Marie Carpenter, MSN, RN, CCRN
annmm@nursing.upenn.edu

Enrollment Management
Carol Ladden
ladden@nursing.upenn.edu

Student Services
Kara Koch
karamart@nursing.upenn.edu

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