Feb 27, 2024
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 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.
The Graduate Nursing program accepts applications for the fall semester only.
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: calstate.edu/apply.
School of Nursing Application Deadlines
The Nurse Anesthetist concentration accepts applications Nov. 1-30. All other concentrations have a priority deadline of Jan. 5. 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. The School of Nursing and university application procedures can be found on the school’s website: nursing.fullerton.edu.
Nursing Leadership Concentration (40 units)
The Nursing Leadership concentration is offered in campus-based and online formats, utilizing distance methodologies. Community-based mentors are contracted to work with students in practicum settings. In consultation with an advisor, mentors and practicum sites are matched to students’ individual interests and goals. The Nursing Leadership concentration includes a project or thesis, and is offered on a part-time or full-time schedule basis.
Core Requirements (12 units)
Concentration Requirements (24 units)
Culminating Experience (4 units)
Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology
Students in the MS Nursing Leadership blended model concentration, utilizing distance methodologies, may elect three additional courses (9 units) and gain a certificate in Instructional Design and Technology. This certificate will be offered in collaboration with the Department of Education, requires a separate application and is tailored to prepare nursing leaders with basics in instructional design and technology, instructional approaches, and computer-based design principles.