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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Nursing

Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Nursing

Nurse Practitioner Concentration

Specialty Areas: Family, Pediatric, Adult-Geriatric, Women's Health, and Psychiatric-Mental Health

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 registered nurse in California;
  • 3. Admission to graduate standing in nursing at the University;
  • 4. A college level course in statistics;
  • 5. A physical assessment course which includes clinical practice, must have been taken within last five years;
  • 6. An upper division or graduate level course in pathophysiology;
  • 7. An upper division community health nursing course with lab for non-BSN applicants;
  • 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. Approval of the school graduate director and Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

Requirements

  • 1. Completion of a minimum of 38-45 units in approved upper division and graduate courses;
  • 2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in the undergraduate program.

Core Courses

For all Nurse Practitioner specialties, take the following courses:

  • NRSG 510 Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and completion of upper division pathophysiology course, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 520 Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 540 Health Care Economics, Policy, and Management for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 550 Human Diversity and Psychosocial Issues in Health Care for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, or consent of instructor.
  • 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 596 Research Methods in Nursing (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, or consent of instructor.

For Family, Adult-Geriatric, Women's Health, and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialties, take the following additional core courses:

  • NRSG 530 Advanced Physical Assessment for Advanced Practice Nursing (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and completion of basic physical assessment course, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 530L Advanced Physical Assessment Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 530.

For Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty only, take the following additional core courses:

  • NRSG 535 Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment and Health Promotion (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner program or school nurse credential program or consent of the instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 535L.
  • NRSG 535L Advanced Pediatric Physical Assessment Lab (1)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the pediatric nurse practitioner program or school nurse credential program or consent of the instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 535.

Specialty Courses

Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Family Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

  • NRSG 620 Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 620A, 620B.
  • NRSG 621 Family Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 620, 620A, 620B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 621A, 621B.

Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

  • NRSG 620A Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 620, 620B.
  • NRSG 620B Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 620, 620A.
  • NRSG 621A Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 620, 620A, 620B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 621, 621B.
  • NRSG 621B Family Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 620, 620A, 620B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 621, 621A.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

  • NRSG 650 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 535, 535L, 540, 550, 560, and 596. Corequisites: NRSG 650A and 650B.
  • NRSG 651 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 650, 650A, 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651A and 651B.
  • NRSG 652 Pediatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 651, 651A, 651B. Corequisites: NRSG 652A.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

  • NRSG 650A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 535, 535L, 540, 550, 560, and 596 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 650 and 650B.
  • NRSG 650B Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 535, 535L, 540, 550, 560, and 596 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 650 and 650A.
  • NRSG 651A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 650, 650A, and 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651 and 651B.
  • NRSG 651B Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 650, 650A, and 650B. Corequisites: NRSG 651 and 651A.
  • NRSG 652A Pediatric Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing V (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 651, 651A, 651B. Corequisites: NRSG 652.

Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

  • NRSG 630 Adult-Geriatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 630A, 630B.
  • NRSG 631 Adult-Geriatric Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 630, 630A, 630B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 631A, 631B.

Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

  • NRSG 630A Adult-Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 630, 630B.
  • NRSG 630B Adult-Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596 and clinical pre-test, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 630, 630A.
  • NRSG 631A Adult-Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 630, 630A, 630B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 631, 631B.
  • NRSG 631B Adult-Geriatric Clinical Studies in Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 630, 630A, 630B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 631, 631A.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

  • NRSG 640 Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 640A, 640B.
  • NRSG 641 Psychiatric-Mental Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 640, 640A, 640B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 641A, 641B.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

  • NRSG 640A Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 640, 640B.
  • NRSG 640B Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 640, 640A.
  • NRSG 641A Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 640, 640A, 640B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 641, 641B.
  • NRSG 641B Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 640, 640A, 640B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 641, 641A.

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Theory Courses:

  • NRSG 610 Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 610A, 610B.
  • NRSG 611 Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program. and NRSG 610, 610A, 610B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 611A, 611B.
  • NRSG 612 Women's Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 611, 611A, 611B. Corequisite: NRSG 612A.

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses:

  • NRSG 610A Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing I (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program in the women's health nurse practitioner specialty and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 610, 610B.
  • NRSG 610B Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing II (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program in the women's health nurse practitioner specialty and NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560 and 596, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 610, 610A.
  • NRSG 611A Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and NRSG 610, 610A, 610B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 611, 611B.
  • NRSG 611B Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing IV (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and NRSG 610, 610A, 610B, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 611, 611A.
  • NRSG 612A. Women's Health Clinical Studies for Advanced Practice Nursing V (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program, NRSG 611, 611A, and 611B. Corequisite: NRSG 612.

For all Nurse Practitioner specialties, take one of the following culminating courses:

  • NRSG 692 Nursing Directed Project (1-4)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, advancement to candidacy, NRSG 596 and consent of school graduate advisor.
  • NRSG 695 Professional Literature (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596, 680 class series and NRSG 680L or 680 A/B class series, and advancement to candidacy, or consent of instructor and graduate advisor.
  • NRSG 698 Thesis (1-4)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, advancement to candidacy, NRSG 596, consent of school graduate advisor.

Nursing Administration Concentration

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 registered nurse in California;
  • 3. Admission to graduate standing in nursing at the University;
  • 4. A college level course in statistics;
  • 5. A physical assessment course which includes clinical practice, must have been taken within last five years;
  • 6. An upper division or graduate level course in pathophysiology;
  • 7. An upper division public health nursing course with lab for non-BSN applicants;
  • 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. Approval of the school graduate director and Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

Requirements

  • 1. Completion of a minimum of 39 units in approved upper division and graduate courses;
  • 2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

Core Courses

For Nursing Administration Concentration, take the following courses:

  • NRSG 559 Nursing Administration (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • 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 596 Research Methods in Nursing (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the graduate nursing program and upper division statistics, or consent of instructor.
  • HCA 510 Human Resources Management in Health Care (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • HCA 524 Advanced Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

Nursing Administration Theory Courses:

  • NRSG 676 Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice I (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 559, HCA 510, 515 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 676L.
  • NRSG 677 Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 676, 676L, HCA 502, 505 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 677L.
  • NRSG 678 Administrative Theories for Nursing Practice III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 677, 677L, HCA 537, or the consent of the instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 678L.

Nursing Administration Clinical Courses:

  • NRSG 676L Advanced Administrative Nursing Clinical I (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 559, HCA 510, HCA 515 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 676.
  • NRSG 677L Adv Administrative Nursing Clinical II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 676, 676L, HCA 502, 505 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 677, HCA 537.
  • NRSG 678L Adv Administrative Nursing Clinical III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 677, 677L, HCA 537 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 678.

Completion of one of the following electives or other course with consent of Graduate Director:

  • HCA 502, 505, 515, 517, 530, 535

Take one of the following culminating courses:

  • NRSG 692 Nursing Directed Project (1-4)
  • NRSG 698 Thesis (1-4)
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