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Master of Science in Nursing

Graduate Programs


The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist track in the MSN program conforms to the California Board of Registered Nursing’s requirements for California Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Certification. For students who wish to practice in a state other than California, you may or may not have additional requirements you must complete prior to applying for your license. Mount Saint Mary’s University is in the process of researching program professional licensure standards in other states.  Contact Dr. Madeleine Bruning at to discuss additional requirements that may be needed to obtain CNS certification in a state outside of California.