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.
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.
- Adult/Gerontological Health
- Adult/Gerontological Critical Care
- Pediatric Health (no longer accepting applications)
- Pediatric Critical Care
Important NoticeThe 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.
- 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)
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.
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
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
Important policies, procedures, and resources for easy reference.
Tuition & Other Costs
(September 2015 - May 2016)
|Per credit cost:||$1,509|
Estimated Other Expenses
|Room and Board:||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.