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Nursing Master’s Degree: Clinical Nurse Specialist

Welcome to the Clinical Nurse Specialist program

The links below offer valuable information for students who are interested in pursuing their Nursing Master’s Degree at the Kent State University College of Nursing. 

Our Master’s Degree in Nursing gives you the opportunity to specialize in a variety of important fields such as Pediatrics, Gerontology, Mental Health and more. 

Explore the options below as you decide what kind of a Nursing Master’s Degree you’d like to pursue.


Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult/Gerontology CNS

The Adult/Gerontology CNS program fosters acquisition of clinical nurse specialist competencies across the continuum of health and illness care in persons from young adulthood through old age to death.

Students develop advanced nursing competencies in direct care, consultation, leadership, collaboration, coaching, research, and ethical decision-making and advocacy.


Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Pediatric CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialists in Pediatrics assist with health promotion and assessment, illness prevention, risk identification and the acute and chronic care of children from birth to age 21. Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialists plan and individualize care for children and groups of children within the context of their families and communities in order to improve the quality of their lives. 

If you’re interested in pursuing your Master’s Degree in Nursing, it’s time to discover how KSU can help you achieve your goals.

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