Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist graduate certificate provides nurses who already have a graduate nursing degree the additional specialized knowledge for the adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist role. The certification meets the educational requirements for the national certification examination. All post-graduate nursing certificates are offered as space and faculty are available.
Certificates will often augment what you learned in your master's or doctoral program, so you may have completed some of the certificate course requirements already. If you include the syllabus for each completed course with your application, a gap analysis will be conducted to see which courses transfer.
This post-graduate APRN certificate program at Kent State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and recognized by the National League for Nursing (NLN) Center of Excellence in Nursing Education 2013 – 2022: Kent State University recognized for “Advancing the Science of Nursing Education”.
1Transcript(s) must indicate completion of graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment, with a minimum B grade earned in each course. Applicants who do not meet the grade requirement for advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment may be considered for conditional admission. For applicants who have not practiced as an advanced practice registered nurse within the two-year period preceding application to the certificate, completion of graduate-level courses in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment must not be greater than five years old at the time of the student's first semester of course registration in the certificate.
This program is only offered in select states, please see the College of Nursing website for more information.
Courses for the certificate can be found at the link below:
|Ohio Residents||Non-Ohio Residents|
|Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Approximate Tuition Cost||Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Approximate Tuition Cost|
|$549.90||$1,649.70||$10,400 part-time1||$559.90||$1,679.70||$10,600 part-time2|
1The $549.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time Ohio resident graduate students taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester. The flat-rate semester fee of $6,036 applies to full-time Ohio resident graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours per semester.
2The $549.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour. The flat-rate semester fee of $6,036 applies to full-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 11-18 credit hours, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken each semester (between 11-18 semester credits or $120-$180).
An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.
Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.
The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken. Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person. Program costs are subject to change without notice.
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