MSN

 

The MSN- Meeting Community Needs

The Department of Nursing offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Nursing with a clinical focus in population-based (advanced public/community health) nursing. Students select a population of focus and are prepared to assume leadership roles in the creation of health care systems which will provide equality of access, high standards of care and caring, and the cost-effective use of resources.

The concentration in Nurse Educator prepares Nursing Faculty to teach in Nursing Programs at both community college and four-year universities. This program is also appropriate for advanced practice nurses interested in population health education and health education programming.

The concentration in School Nursing is not currently available. Contact the department for starting date.

Graduates who complete the Advanced Public Health requirements are prepared for National Board Certification in public/community health nursing.

 

 

*** Hybrid Online Course, Saturday Courses, Multiple Options ***

Population-Based MSN (45 units)
Nurse Educator (53-57 units)
Advanced Public/Community Health (59-63 units)

Core Courses – all programs (39 Units)

  • NURS 600 Population Health Assmt (6)
  • NURS 610 Program Planning & Eval (6)
  • NURS 620 Health Policy Leadership (6)
  • NURS 630 Advanced Nursing Roles (3)
  • NURS 635 Biostatistics (4)
  • NURS 645 Adv Nursing Research (4)
  • NURS 646 Epidemiology (4)
  • NURS 655 Theoretical Foundations (4)
  • NURS 688 Advanced Role Practicum (2)

Program Options

Population-Based Nursing (45 units)
330 Clinical Hours

  • Core Courses
  • The following culminating sequence:
    • NURS 690 Preparation for Comprehensive Examination (2) and
    • NURS 999 Comprehensive Examination (0)
  • 500 or 600 level Nursing Elective (4)

 

Nurse Educator Concentration (53-57 units)
330 Clinical Hours

  • Core Courses
  • NURS 658 Nursing Education: Curriculum & Instruction (4)
  • NURS 659 Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education (4)
  • NURS 660 Instructional Technology in Nursing Education (4)
  • One of the following culminating sequences (2-6 units):
    • Clinical Project
      NURS 697 Clinical Project in Nursing (6)
    • Thesis Research
      NURS 699 Thesis Research in Nursing (6)
    • Comprehensive Examination
      NURS 690 Preparation for Comprehensive Examination (2)
      NURS 999 Comprehensive Examination (0)

 

School Nursing Concentration (57-61 units)
390 Clinical Hours

(Admission to this option)

  • Core Courses
  • NURS 502 Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents (4)
  • NURS 503 Principles of School Nursing Practice (4)
  • NURS 658 Nursing Education: Curriculum and Instruction (4)
  • ESPE 530 Psychology and Education of Exceptional Individuals (4)
  • One of the following culminating sequences:
    • Clinical Project
      NURS 697 Clinical Project in Nursing (6)
    • Thesis Research
      NURS 699 Thesis Research in Nursing (6)
    • Comprehensive Examination
      NURS 690 Preparation for Comprehensive Examination (2)
      NURS 999 Comprehensive Examination (0)

Special teaching Authorization in Health (STAH) is offered - please inquire.

 

Advanced Public/Community Health in Nursing (59-67 units)
510 Clinical Hours

  • Core Courses
  • NURS 681 Advanced Public/Community Health Internship I (3)
  • NURS 682 Advanced Public/Community Health Internship II (3)
  • Twelve units of 500 or 600 level courses.
  • One of the following culminating sequences (2-6 units):
    • Clinical Project
      NURS 697 Clinical Project in Nursing (6)
    • Thesis Research
      NURS 699 Thesis Research in Nursing (6)
    • Comprehensive Examination
      NURS 690 Preparation for Comprehensive Examination (2)
      NURS 999 Comprehensive Examination (0)

 

Admissions

  1. BSN or BS in related field plus competency verification.
  2. GPA of 3.0 in last 90 quarter (60 semester) units attempted.
  3. Current CA RN license.
  4. Professional and/or academic competence in nursing attested through three personal recommendations.
  5. Graduate Entrance Writing Requirement
  6. Upper Division Statistics Course
  7. NURS 601: Prep for MSN Learning with Technology (1)

To apply go to:

CSUMentor Graduate Online Application

MSN Roadmap (PDF)

MSN Fact Sheet (PDF)

 

 

December 3, 2012