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2013-2015 University Catalog 
2013-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Nursing Leadership Concentration: EL-MS in Nursing Clinical Pathway, M.S.

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(44 UNITS)

Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science degree in Nursing (MS) prepares students for a specialty focus to expand their career options. The MS program is designed to foster interdisciplinary collaborative skills and independent functioning within a focused specialty area, called an MS concentration. Current MS concentrations are: Nursing Leadership, Nurse Anesthetist, School Nursing, Nurse Educator and Women’s Health Care. Within the Women’s Health Care concentration, students will choose an emphasis as either a nurse midwife or women’s health care nurse practitioner. The Nursing Leadership, School Nursing and Women’s Health Care concentrations are flexible, allowing for either full-time or part-time study. The Nurse Anesthetist concentration follows a set full-time schedule. High quality resources, both on and off campus, are available for the MS concentrations.

Application Deadlines

The Graduate Nursing program accepts applications for the fall semester only.

University Application

The application period opens the previous Oct. 1, and closing date depends on enrollment across the campus. It is best to apply as soon as applications are open. Applications may be accessed online at: csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp.

School of Nursing Application Deadlines

For the EL-MS program, deadlines are posted in early Fall for the next application cycle. The Nurse Anesthetist concentration accepts applications Nov. 1-30. All other concentrations have a priority deadline of Dec. 1. Applications received after that date will be considered on a space available basis until the program is full or the university closes admissions.

Admission Requirements and Procedures

School of Nursing admission requirements and application procedures vary by program and concentration; each MS concentration has a detailed information/application packet describing these. The packets guide applicants through both School of Nursing and university application procedures, and can be found on the school’s website: nursing.fullerton.edu.

For those interested in the nurse anesthetist concentration, additional information (an online information session and print materials) please visit: kpsan.org.

Nursing Leadership Concentration: EL-MS in Nursing Clinical Pathway (44 units)

A pathway to the Master of Science Degree in Nursing, called the entry-level (EL-MS) pathway, is available for students who are not registered nurses (RNs). Students progress through foundational nursing coursework, graduate coursework for the EL-MS pathway, and then are awarded a Master of Science degree in Nursing. Once accepted to the EL-MS pathway, students enroll in foundational nursing courses in the areas of Medical-Surgical, Maternal/Child, Mental Health/Psychiatric, Geriatric, and Community-based nursing. These courses provide the theoretical and clinical experiences necessary to qualify students for RN licensure and include the following:

Total (44 units)

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