Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist post-baccalaureate DNP (BSN to DNP) program of study consists of 83 credit hours. The plan of study is based on the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies (AACN, 2010), National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist DNP Competencies (2009), and the DNP Essentials (AACN, 2006). Students achieve the DNP program outcomes by building on the baccalaureate level adult gerontology nursing content. This program prepares an adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist at the graduate level who has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in advanced assessments and provide care to the entire adult to older adult age group and across the continuum of care from wellness to acute care. The primary teaching-learning practices used in this program are adult gerontology patient assessments, seminars, case studies/discussions, and acute, chronic, and long term care clinical practicums that focus on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of adult gerontology patients. Students will provide patient-centered, evidence-based care and design innovations to improve patient outcomes and quality of care. Practicum focuses on developing clinical competency in the role and scope of advanced nursing practice under the guidance of program faculty and direct supervision by approved preceptors.

Deborah Garbee  
Deborah Garbee, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC
Coordinator of AGCNS Concentration

For further information about this program of study, please contact the Office of Student Services/Affairs:

Phone Numbers: 504-568-4113
Email Address: nsstuaffairs@lsuhsc.edu