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Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate

Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate

Post-Graduate

Important Notice

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is sunsetting the Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate track and is no longer accepting applications. Please consider the DNP Clinical Nurse Specialist program.

Tailor Your Experiences

With the program’s broad education and holistic approach, you can experience professional roles as varied as your interests—expert clinician, clinical leader, staff or academic educator, consultant, or researcher. 

Become Certified

Certificate is available to RNs who have at least two years of recent relevant clinical experience and have already completed a MSN with advanced preparation in another specialty area. Graduates of a MSN program with a CNS track that did not include the necessary eligibility requirements (clinical core, 500 supervised clinical hours, etc.) for CNS certification may also apply.

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Program Options

  • Adult/Gerontological Health
  • Adult/Gerontological Critical Care
  • Pediatric Health (no longer accepting applications)
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate

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Important Notice

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is sunsetting the Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate track and is no longer accepting applications. Please consider the DNP Clinical Nurse Specialist program.

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Requirements

Admission Criteria

  • Application fee of $75
  • Master of Science degree in nursing
  • Scholastic GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated commitment to nursing practice and scholarly pursuit
  • Community service and professional commitment
  • Interview with faculty member
  • Written expression of goals
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Applicants must submit evidence of current nursing licensure. Students must have or obtain Maryland RN licensure for matriculation (or RN license from compact state)

Admissions Application

Prerequisites

A gap analysis will be undertaken for each applicant to determine which courses must be completed at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

State-Specific Information for Online Programs

Students currently cannot conduct clinical activities in Kentucky or Massachusetts. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific  information for online programs.

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Curriculum

A gap analysis will be undertaken for each applicant to determine which courses must be completed at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Online Requirements (21 Credits)

NR.110.502 Physiological/Pathophysiological Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice I
NR.110.508 Clinical Pharmacology
NR.110.536 Health Assessment and Measurement: Adult/Geriatric Variations1
NR.110.549 Advanced Health Assessment and Measurement
NR.110.589 Human and Family Development through the Lifespan2
NR.110.601 Advanced Clinical Care Practicum
CNS Role Practicum I, II, & III
Education Requirement

1NR.110.536 (Adult) OR NR.110.537 (Pediatric) may be taken.
2NR.110.589 only required for Pediatric Critical Care option.

Additional Requirements for Adult-Gerontology Critical Care Option (2 Credits)

NR.110.523 Clinical Judgment in Advanced Acute Care Nursing I
NR.110.524 Clinical Judgment in Acute Care Nursing II

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Tuition & Other Costs

Billed Expenses

(September 2015 - May 2016)

Per credit cost: $1,509
Matriculation fee: N/A
Health Insurance: N/A1
Health Fee: N/A

Estimated Other Expenses

Room and Board: N/A
Books/Supplies: N/A
Personal Expenses: N/A
Travel Expenses: N/A

1Health insurance waiver required

Billed expenses are subject to change without prior notice. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees. 

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