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La Salle University Master of Science in Nursing
Adult Health and Illness, Clinical Nurse Specialist Track

Be a Nurse. Be a Special Nurse. Be a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  In this current era of nurse shortage—which is compounded by the shortage of nurse educators—nurses with advanced educations are in greater demand; clinical nurse specialists are urgently needed to directly meet the challenges of complex patients and design systems of care that lead to improved safety and outcomes. Clinical nurse specialists are not only experts at the bedside, but have diverse roles as consultants and educators to staff nurses and nursing students, as researchers, and as leaders at all levels of health care.
  The new curriculum for clinical nurse specialists in adult health and illness is presented in a Web assisted format offering the convenience of distance education along with selected on-campus classes within each course. The “brick and click” combination of hybrid courses, which includes both distance and traditional classroom learning activities, is designed with the work schedule of professional nurses in mind—and the commitment of the faculty to assist students with their individual learning needs.
  Classes are held at four convenient locations:
• La Salle University’s Main Campus in North Philadelphia
• La Salle University’s Bucks County Center in Newtown, Pa.
• Pennsylvania Hospital in Center City Philadelphia
• Abington Memorial Hospital in Willow Grove, Pa.
  While graduate nursing students often receive financial support from their employers, Federal Professional Nurse Traineeships are available for those who qualify. The University also supports graduate nursing education by awarding Graduate Assistantships to qualified students.
To request a Graduate Catalog and applicant information packet, call 215.951.1413, e-mail, or apply online at
  The La Salle University Nursing Programs are fully accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education. The Nurse Anesthetist track in partnership with the Frank Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Montgomery Hospital is also accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.
  Funded in-part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Advanced Education Nursing Program.
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