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California State University, Long Beach
2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Nursing

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health

The School of Nursing and the Department of Health Science offer this program. The curriculum prepares graduates for eligibility for a California Clinical Nurse Specialist certification and for taking the national Clinical Nurse Specialist certification examination.

Prerequisites

  • 1. A bachelor's degree in nursing preferred: A bachelor's degree in a related field will be considered;
  • 2. Current license to practice as a Public Health Nurse in California;
  • 3. Admission to graduate standing in nursing at the University;
  • 4. A college level course in statistics;
  • 5. An ethics course;
  • 6. A cultural diversity course;
  • 7. Current professional resume describing applicant's relevant experience;
  • 8. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in the undergraduate program.

Advancement to Candidacy

  • 1. Satisfy the general University requirements for advancement to candidacy;
  • 2. Completion of all undergraduate deficiencies;
  • 3. Fulfillment of the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR);
  • 4. Fulfillment of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
  • 5. Approval of the school graduate director and Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

Requirements

  • 1. Completion of a minimum of 56-57 units in approved Nursing and Health Science upper division and graduate courses;
  • 2. If a student after entering the concurrent MSN/MPH program returns to a single degree program, all requirements for the single degree program must be met;
  • 3. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in the graduate program.

Health Science Core Courses:

  • HSC 508 Administrative Relationships in Health Education Programs (3)
    Prerequisite: Undergraduate major in Health Science or related field.
  • HSC 528 Advanced Environmental Health (3)
    Prerequisite: H SC 422 or consent of instructor.
  • HSC 535 Health Promotion and Risk Reduction (2)
    Prerequisites: H SC 421 or consent of instructor.
  • H SC 570 Theoretical Concepts and Issues in Health Science (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • H SC 581 Curriculum Dev in Health Education (3)
    Prerequisites: H SC 430, 440.
  • HSC 624 Seminar in Community Analysis and Program Planning (3)
    Prerequisites: H SC 625 or consent of instructor.
  • HSC 625 Advanced Community Health Education (3)
    Prerequisites: H SC 401 and 485; or consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses:

  • H SC 500 Principles of Epidemiology (3)
    Prerequisites: H SC 301 and H SC 403.
  • MICR 429 Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 260; MICR 320, 322; all of a grade of "C" or better.

Take one of the following courses:

  • H SC 503 Advanced Community Health Statistics (3)
    Prerequisite: HSC 403 or equivalent.
  • BIOL 565 Experimental Design/Regression Analysis (4)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 260; MATH 119B or 123; 6 units of upper division biological science all with a grade of "C" or better.

Take one of the following courses:

  • HSC 696 Research Methods (3)
    Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in Health Science or related field; undergraduate course in statistics.
  • NRSG 596 Research Methods in Nursing (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and upper division statistics, or consent of instructor.

Nursing Theory Courses:

  • NRSG 560 Foundations of Theoretical and Professional Roles in Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 565 Theories Community Public Health Nursing (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 560, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 670 Community/Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 565, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 670L.
  • NRSG 671 Community/Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 670 and 670L or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 671L.
  • NRSG 672 NRSG Community/Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 671, 671L or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 672L.

Nursing Clinical Courses:

  • NRSG 670L Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing Clinical I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 565 or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 671L Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing Clinical II (3)
    Prerequisite(s): NRSG 670 and 670L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 671.
  • NRSG 672L Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing Clinical III (3)
    Prerequisite(s): NRSG 671, 671L or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 672.

For Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health, take one of the following culminating courses:

  • 692. Nursing Directed Project (1-4)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, advancement to candidacy, NRSG 596 and consent of school graduate advisor.
  • NRSG 698 Thesis (1-4)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, advancement to candidacy, NRSG 596, consent of school graduate advisor.
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