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Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Improving patient outcomes and nursing care.

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.  

The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.

Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.