The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) specialization in Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) course deals with study about 2 main areas, the Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. The course makes the candidates capable for working in primary, acute and even long term care taking situations.
The course first teaches about general MSN coursework, and once the candidates get familiarize with that, it moves towards the CNS specialty part of he course.
Basically, this course is a direct route which enables the skilled nurses to work at care of higher level that too in a wide range to health related setting like geriatric and adult care sections.
Candidates from biology back ground are eligible for this course. They must have done their graduation degree from any of the recognized institutes with minimum 55% marks.
Prior knowledge of Statistics and research methodology are required for these candidates.
Admission can be direct or on merit basis. Only few recognized institutes conduct entrance examination for admission and in that case, candidates need to submit their application form and appear in the entrance examination on declared dates. Candidates performing well in the same will get confirmation for admission.
The duration for this course is 2 years if it pursued in regular mode. For part time candidates, it takes 3 years for completion.
Further Study options
After completion of this course, the Post-Master’s Certificate program is advised to the candidates willing to pursue higher studies.
Other related short term course related to nursing are also available and can be taken into consideration to have better job options.
The course starts with teaching about Background for Nursing Practice, Evidence Based Practice, Organizational and Systems Leadership in Nursing. Candidates also learn about Safety, Technology and Quality Improvement in Nursing. The clinical part of course includes topics like Applied Principles of Pathology, Advanced Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning, Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses, etc. The later part of course teaches about CNS Systems Management, Advanced Concepts in Adult/Gerontology Nursing and Synthesis in Nursing for the CNS Pathway.
Candidates also get information about Scholarship available in Nursing.
After completion of this course, candidates are eligible to work in government as well as corporate hospitals, private clinics, etc. They can also join offices providing nursing home based nursing support to the families having patients in their family.
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