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Certificate Programs
Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate

The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner certificate programs require that students have earned a master's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited school of nursing. Students must also have completed the following Advanced Practice prerequisite courses at KU or their equivalents from another institution.

Advanced Practice Core - 12 credit hours

Course Name (Credit hours)
NRSG 809 Health Promotion (3)
NRSG 810 Advanced Health Assessment & Physical Diagnosis (5)
NRSG 812 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
NRSG 813 Applied Drug Therapy (3)
If these credits were not completed prior to admission to the KU program, students would pay the tuition and e-learning and course fees applicable at the time they begin the certificate program.

Adult/Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate - 15 credit hours

The clinical nurse specialist certificate focuses on the primary, acute and chronic needs of a diverse population of adults across the lifespan. In the CNS graduate certificate, interdisciplinary coordination, patient education, quality improvement and project development activities are emphasized. The CNS certificate prepares nurses to perform in the expanded role of caring for a particular kind of patient/client or to function in particular kinds of settings, including the hospital. The courses include adult/gerontological theory courses, practice-focused clinical courses and an intensive preceptorship experience. All courses are offered on the KU Medical Center campus.

  Course Name (Credit hours) Tuition Course Fees Typhon fee
NRSG 862/863 Adult/Gerontological Health Care I & Practicum (CNS) (3/2) Resident $322.15/cr

Non-resident $769.65/cr
$382 $75
NRSG 865/866 Adult/Gerontological Health Care II & Practicum (CNS) (3/4)

Resident $322.15/cr

Non-resident $769.65/cr

NRSG 868 Adult/Gerontological Health Care III: Preceptorship (CNS) (3-5) Resident $322.15/cr

Non-resident $769.65/cr

Total Kansas Resident:* $4832.25 (tuition) + $782 (course fees) + $75 (Typhon) = $5689.25*; will be higher if 5 cr. of 868 is required.

Total Non-resident:* $11544.75 (tuition) + $782 (course fees) + $75 (Typhon) = $12401.75*; will be higher if 5 cr. of 868 is required.

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*Note: Tuition and fees calculated based upon 2012-2013 rates. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change each year.

Room/board: On-campus housing not available.
Books and supplies:  $600 estimate
On time completion rate: NA*
Number Completed: Program begins Fall 2011.
Number completed on time: NA*
Job Placement Rates for Program: NA*
Median Loan Debt: NA*
Title IV Loan Debt: NA*
Private Educational Loan Debt: NA*
Institutional Finance Plans: NA*
Amount Owed: NA*

* Not Applicable because there were less than 10 graduates per year.

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