To be eligible to become an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (AHCNS) you must already be an active Registered Nurse.
Find a vocational nursing school or medical trade college with local or online nursing programs. AHCNS programs are not available in all locations use the search application to find alternate courses.
This is a partial list of schools use the search application to see your local options.
- Fortis Institute
- Florida Career College
- Virginia College
- Ultimate Medical Academy
- South Texas Vocational Tech
- Vista College
- Intercoast College
- National College
- Remington College
- Southern Technical College
- Miller Motte
- Baker College
The role of a clinical nurse specialist varies depending on which specialty they choose. Adult Health Care Nurse Specialists work with adults in a variety of healthcare settings. Now that more adults have access to healthcare, the demand for Adult Health Nurse Specialists is growing.
Becoming an AHCNS
To become an AHCNS you must already be an RN and also have either a Master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree from an accredited clinical nurse specialist program.
You will have completed 500 hours from a supervised, adult health clinical nurse specialist educational program.
Completion of advanced physical health assessment, advanced pharmacology, and advanced pathophysiology programs are also expected when becoming an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.
After all of these steps are completed, you are ready to take the exam to obtain your Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist license.