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

Nursing, School Nursing Concentration, M.S.

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(30 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:

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:

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

School Nursing Concentration (30 units)

The School Nursing Concentration is part of the graduate program that prepares nurses to work in schools (pre-K through grade 12). The framework meets the requirements of the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation guidelines and incorporates the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Standards of Practice. It includes the Special Teaching Authorization in Health (STAH) (accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing).

Total (30 units)

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