Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate
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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.
Tuition & Fees
Estimated Tuition Cost: $50,079 (full-time per year) See Details
Estimated Fees: $X,000 See details
Financial Aid: There are numberous options for financing your education including scholarships, loans, and payment plans available to those who qualify.
Fall entry: Nov 1 and Jan 15, 20XX
Summer entry: Jan 26, 20XX
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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
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Tuition & Other Costs
(September 2015 – May 2016)
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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.