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Master of Science in Nursing

The purpose of the MSN degree is to offer a dual track program for the working, baccalaureate prepared nurse.

Emphasis will focus on the development of both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of nursing/patient/staff education and leadership.

MSN Curriculum Schedule

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First Semester (6 units)

NURS 610 Theoretical Frameworks of Education (2 units)

NURS 617 Use of Technology in Healthcare and Nursing Education (2 units)

NURS 630 Curriculum and Program Development (2 units)

Second Semester (7 units)

NURS 516 Research Methodologies and Project Development I (3 units)

NURS 620 Strategies for Effective Instructions (2 units)

NURS 635 Class/Course Preparation, Planning and Competency Evaluations (2 units)

Third Semester (6 units)

CNSG 612 Health Assessment for the CNS (2 units)

CNSG 617 Pathophysiology Concepts (2 units)

CNSG 621 Pharmaco-therapeutics for the CNS (2 units)


Fourth Semester (8 units)

NURS 501 Theoretical Frameworks of Leadership (2 units)

NURS 625 Project Development II and Report (2 units)

NURS 650 Education Practicum - 55 hours practice and 5 hours seminar (4 units)

Fifth Semester (6 units)

NURS 506 Diversity, Social and Global Issues in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2 units)

NURS 531 Assessing, Planning and Managing Budgets and Resources (2 units)

NURS 536 Gerontology Care for Today and the Future (2 units)

Sixth Semester (7-9 units)

NURS 526 Policies Affecting Health Delivery and Fiscal Systems (2 units)

NURS 541 Management Practicum - 55 hours practice and 5 hours seminar (4 units)

NURS 640 Project Implementation, Final Written Report and Defense - individual meetings with faculty and on campus seminars (1-3 units)

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