ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST
The DNP in Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AG-CNS) prepares nurses to care for adult and geriatric populations in increasingly complex healthcare settings within the Military Health System (MHS). Our AGCNS graduates are prepared to work in diverse settings to include traditional stateside military treatment facilities, corporate/enterprise-level settings (Defense Health Agency-DHA, Office of the Surgeon General), austere/under-resourced settings like humanitarian and/or operational missions, and a deployed Role 4 OCONUS setting training in trauma care coordination and critical care transport from Role 1-4 (back to CONUS). Special program emphasis is placed on understanding DHA/MHS processes and structures to evaluate, create, and/or revise policy at the strategic-level for Tri-Service implementation to standardize processes, improve outcomes, enhance evidence-based care, and improve the business of healthcare across DHA. Throughout the program, students perfect the art of systems and process assessments/audits, preparing them to assume active leadership roles in transitioning organizations into High Reliability Organizations and optimizing health system performance in support of the MHS Quadruple Aims of better care, better health, lower cost, and improved readiness.