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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing /
Health Care Administration

Specific Requirements

Required Courses

  • NRSG 560 - Theories and Roles of Advanced Practice Nursing
  • NRSG 559 - Nursing Administration
  • NRSG 596 - Research Methods in Nursing
  • NRSG 676 & 676L - Administrative Theory and Clinical I
  • NRSG 677 & 677L - Administrative Theory and Clinical II
  • NRSG 678 & 678L - Administrative Health Theory and Clinical III
  • HCA 510 - Human Resource Management in Health Care
  • HCA 524 - Advanced Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care Administration

Culminating Event Course -- must choose one of the following

  • NRSG 692 - Nursing Directed Project
  • NRSG 698 or HCA 698A - Thesis
(All requirements contained on these pages are superceded by the official information published in the CSULB Catalog of the current academic year. To see an online copy, visit this official university page.)


  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred. A bachelor’s degree in a related field will be considered.
  • Current California RN license to practice as a registered nurse in California
  • A community health with lab course for non-BSN students
  • PHN Certificate
  • A upper division statistics course
  • An accounting course
  • A microeconomics course
  • An information systems course
  • GRE or GMAT exam
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in the undergraduate program.
  • Current professional resume describing relevant experience