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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Colorado Christian University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

MSN in Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics

A career as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) caring for adults and older adults is one of the most rewarding nursing opportunities that includes both service and ministry. CCU’s Master of Science in Nursing program with a specialization in Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics prepares students to sit for the adult/geriatric clinical nurse specialist (CNS)_certification. This track addresses the growing need for high-quality, specialized care for adult and geriatric patients and their families. Nurses will be equipped to create and provide individualized  care that addresses the  needs and support requirements ofadults and older adults. A student who holds a BSN, has passed the NCLEX (state board exam), and is a registered nurse can begin the MSN program immediately.

Demand for clinical care health care managers is projected to grow 18% between 2018-2028.*

The Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics track offers a patient-centered, biblically-based approach to assisting persons holistically, focused on clinical prevention and improved health outcomes for adult patients with acute and complex chronic diseases. Taught and designed by leading experts in the field of geriatrics and education, the coursework for this specialization unites biblical truth with clinical care competence, preparing nursesto assume the role of the CNS.. Our graduates commonly work as clinical experts in areas such as patient specialty practice, nursing education, organizational leadership, or population-based health.


The Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics specialty track integrates the core foundations of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Adult and Geriatrics, which is an advanced practice nurse (APRN) role, including transitional care, evidence-based practice for adult and geriatric populations, clinical care management practicums and an integrative moral leadership capstone.

This specialty track also incorporates clinical practicum experiences distributed over five courses for a total of 500 clinical hours, with expert faculty mentoring and advising students throughout the entirety of the program. Students build expertise in CNS competencies, regulatory requirements, and Christian principles as a moral leader and change agent for various adult populations, and they are eligible to sit for the certification examination as an adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist (AGCNS-BC through the American Nurses Credentialing Center [ANCC] upon completion of the program.

Career Outlook for Clinical Nurse Specialists in Adult and Geriatrics Care Management

Clinical care management is a rising role in the nursing profession, meeting the needs of the growing senior population to provide the "triple aim" goal of improving care experiences, improving the health of adult and geriatric populations, and reducing the per capita costs of healthcare. The clinical nurse specialist with advanced preparation in care management is a valuable asset in a variety of settings. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, due to the rapid increase in the aging population, the demand for clinical care health care managers is projected to grow 18% between 2018-2028. With insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid rules and regulations tightening up and requiring greater accountability from health care facilities, highly-trained, licensed, and experienced clinical nurse specialists are needed now more than ever and will be continually in high demand.

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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