2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, MSN, Concentration: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

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The  Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS) concentration in the MSN program requires completion of 47 credits.  When enrolled full-time, the AGCNS concentration may be completed in six semesters including summers; part-time study options are available.  The AGCNS program is taught using both online and hybrid courses.  Students request admission to the online or traditional track. 

Admissions Requirements

1.    Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program in nursing.

2.    Evidence of current United States registered nurse licensure.

3.    Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

4.    Basic physical assessment course. (Required only for AGCNS and FNP Concentrations)

5.    Introductory statistics course (within five years prior to admission).

6.    Criminal background check clearance (Information about testing to be obtained through College of Nursing.)


An applicant who does not meet one or more of the admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission status. In addition to the preceding requirements for admission, the College of Nursing adheres to Purdue University Graduate School Admission policies regarding English as a foreign language. 

Special Graduation Requirements

Final graduation grade point average of a “B” or better on the approved Plan of Study. Minimum grade of “B” in all core and specialty required nursing courses. The program must be completed within 6 years following admission.

Total 47 Credits Required

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