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Nursing

Graduate Programs

**The information below differs from the print version of the CSULB Catalog. A inaccurate statement has been removed from the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner section. A complete list of differences between the print and online catalog can be found here. **

Graduate Certificate Nurse Practitioner (code NRSGCT01)

This certificate is awarded to students who complete 32-39 units of post-masters course work in one of the Nurse Practitioner specialty areas. Applications from students who hold a masters degree in nursing as a nurse practitioner will be reviewed individually.

Admission

  • 1. Copies of transcripts of Baccalaureate in Nursing and Masters in Nursing degrees.
  • 2. Copy of State of California RN licensure.
  • 3. Three letters/checklists of references
  • 4. Completion of the School of Nursing Graduate Program Application.

Requirements

Core

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • NRSG 510 Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    • NRSG 520 Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    • NRSG 540 Health Care Economics, Policy, and Management for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    • NRSG 550 Human Diversity and Psychosocial Issues in Health Care for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    • NRSG 560 Professional Foundations of Theoretical & Professional Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice (2)

Family Nurse Practitioner

  • Take the five core courses listed above.
  • Take all of the following courses:
    • NRSG 530 Advanced Physical Assessment for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    • NRSG 530L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (1)
    • NRSG 620 Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    • NRSG 620A Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    • NRSG 620B Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    • NRSG 621 Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    • NRSG 621A Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    • NRSG 621B Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Take the five core courses listed above.
  • Take all of the following courses:
    • NRSG 535 Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment and Health Promotion (2)
    • NRSG 535L Adv Pediatric Physical Assessment Lab (1)
    • NRSG 650 Pediatric Theories for Adv Nursing I (3)
    • NRSG 650A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    • NRSG 650B Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    • NRSG 651 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    • NRSG 651A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    • NRSG 651B Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    • NRSG 652 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    • NRSG 652A Pediatric Clinical for Advanced Practice Nursing V (3)

Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Take the five core courses listed above.
  • Take all of the following courses:
    • NRSG 530 Advanced Physical Assessment for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    • NRSG 530L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (1)
    • NRSG 630 Adult/Geriatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    • NRSG 630A Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    • NRSG 630B Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    • NRSG 631 Adult/Geriatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    • NRSG 631A Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    • NRSG 631B Adult/Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

  • Take the five core courses listed above.
  • Take all of the following courses:
    • NRSG 530 Advanced Physical Assessment for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    • NRSG 530L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (1)
    • NRSG 640 Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    • NRSG 640A Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    • NRSG 640B Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    • NRSG 641 Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    • NRSG 641A Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    • NRSG 641B Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)

Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner

  • Take the five core courses listed above.
  • Take all of the following courses:
    • NRSG 530 Advanced Physical Assessment for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    • NRSG 530L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (1)
    • NRSG 610 Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    • NRSG 610A Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    • NRSG 610B Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    • NRSG 611 Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    • NRSG 611A Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    • NRSG 611B Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    • NRSG 612 Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)