Why ODU for Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist/Administrator Online?

Become an expert clinician who can apply evidence-based knowledge to nursing interventions, teaching and research. In this online CNS master's degree, you gain skills in strategic leadership, finance, and organizational and management theory for nurse administrators. You'll also learn how to provide patient-centered quality care and improve health outcomes for young adults (including late adolescents and emancipated minors), adults and older adults (including young-old, old, and old-old adults).

Course content includes theory, research, education, adult-gerontology CNS professional and clinical cores, and an advanced practice area with a selected secondary focus. As a graduate of this program, you will be dually prepared for clinical and administrative or advanced leadership roles. 

ODU's bachelor of science in nursing, master of science in nursing, and doctor of nursing practice are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This online CNS MSN program is approved by the Virginia Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine.

You will be required to travel to main campus for scheduled training and/or testing at certain points in the program. An important feature of ODU's CNS program is our collaboration with Eastern Virginia Medical School's Standardized Patient Program, one of the largest in the U.S. with more than 115 standardized patients ages 14 to 84. These highly specialized actors provide safe practicum experiences where you will learn and refine clinical skills.

Are you a nurse in a medically-underserved, rural region in Virginia? ODU currently has a grant for a dynamic new preceptorship in these areas! Both preceptors and students train in evidence-based telemedicine and telehealth solutions that have been demonstrated to improve health care delivery. Please tell us if you're interested in this grant when you contact us.

This program is not available in the following states: Washington