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Doctor of Nursing Practice, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

There is always room for improvement, especially in health care. For nurses looking for a versatile, advanced practice role that allows them to care for patients while also leading organizational change, you can make an impact as an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). The CNS role provides leadership for best practice initiatives and cost-effective quality improvement. They are most effective at working across the system to improve clinical outcomes. 

As a graduate of Loyola Nursing's Adult-Gerontology CNS program, you will possess the advanced knowledge and skills to coordinate quality care practices. Loyola Nursing's curriculum focuses on three spheres of impact: patient care, nursing personnel, and the health care system. This may include direct patient care, as well as consultation, systems leadership, research, ethical decision-making, and advocacy.

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