Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS)

Because of economical and logistical challenges that face similar programs nationally, the UW School of Nursing has decided to continue serving our currently-enrolled students with a curriculum and faculty dedicated to excellence, but to suspend applications for admission for academic year 2015-2016 while we lead a conversation to address this issue. Thus, we will not be accepting applications for Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AGCNS) in January 2015 for the 2015-16 academic year.

The School of Nursing will continue to accept applications for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner tracks.

We plan to work together with our colleagues in other nationally-based educational institutions and nursing organizations to assess factors influencing student demand and to find solutions to offering an appropriate number and location of programs to meet our nation’s need for highly-skilled and valued clinical nurse specialists.

We ask for your patience and support while we take on the responsibility of leading a national effort to create a predictable and sustainable plan for preparing AGCNSs needed by our clinical partners and the patients and families they serve.

Please check our website in the future for updated information about our progress.

  • 2 years of clinical experience as a nurse is required before an applicant can be considered a competitive for the ACNS track.