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The master's degree program in Nursing at Colorado Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

MSN in Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics

A career in caring for adults and older adults in a clinical care setting lends itself to being one of the most rewarding opportunities of both service and ministry to patients and their families. CCU’s Master of Science in Nursing program with a specialty track in Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics addresses the growing need for high-quality, specialized care for adult and geriatric patients. This program equips experienced nurses, as well as those gaining experience through clinical hours, to individualize the unique healthcare needs and support requirements of adult and geriatric patients. Students who have graduated with their BSN, have passed the NCLEX (state board exam), and are 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 program offers a patient-centered, biblically-based approach to assisting patients 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 specialty track unites biblical truth with clinical care competence, preparing nurses to work in diverse roles as a clinician, consultant, and coordinator of healthcare for adult and geriatric populations.

Graduates of the Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics track will be well on their way to expand their career in the field of nursing into many different areas and options in clinical care management for adults and geriatrics, including patient specialty practice, organizational leadership or managerial positions, or population-based health positions.


Curriculum

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

The 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 will be 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

Nurses have always been the unsung heroes of our communities, with that title in recent times equating to superhero status. 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.

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

The School of Nursing at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with the exception of the following program-specific state exclusions:

  • CAGS does not offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing — RN to BSN Track to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer the Master of Science in Nursing — Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics Track to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer the Master of Science in Nursing — Nursing Education Track to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.

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