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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, School Nursing Concentration, M.S.

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(32 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 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.

The CSUF 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:

All nursing concentrations have a priority deadline of Feb. 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. The School of Nursing and university application procedures can be found on the school’s website:

Grade Requirements

A “B” (3.0) or better is required in all courses except NURS 501 , NURS 505B , NURS 507  and NURS 508 , for which a “C” (2.0) or better is required.

School Nursing Concentration (32 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 the requirements of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) for the School Nurse Services Credential. The program also incorporates the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) Standards of Practice.

Total (32 units)

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