Post Master's Advanced Certificate Curriculum

Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Year One Fall Semester Credits
NURS 621 Clinical Pathophysiology 3
NURS 607 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NURS 612 Family Nursing Theory 3
TOTAL 9 cr
Year One Fall Semester Credits
NURS 640 Pharmacology 3
NURS 650 Intro CNS Comp 4
TOTAL 7 cr
Year Two Fall Semester Credits
NURS 670 CNS Selected Phenomena 4
  TOTAL 4 cr
Year Two Spring Semester Credits
NURS 675 Adv CNS COMP 5
  TOTAL 5 cr
TOTAL CREDITS 25

PREREQUISITES:

NURS 640 - NURS 621
NURS 650 - NURS 607
NURS 670 - NURS 650
NURS 675 - NURS 670

Margaret Wells, PhD, RN, APN- BC
Margaret Wells, PhD, RN, APN- BC
Director of Post Master's Advanced Certificate Program

Scott Jessie
“The best advice I ever received was to go back to school. Benefits from working at Upstate University Hospital allowed me to earn my BS and MS in Nursing for free. An advanced Nursing education opens new doors, gives you a much more comprehensive skill set and dramatically improves your practice.”

— Scott Jessie RN, MS, CCNS, CCRN, BS (2003); MS (2007) RN Critical Care Nurse Manager Surgical/Trauma ICU