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Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Science in Health Care Administration

Program is under consideration for discontinuance. Admission to this program is currently suspended.

The School of Nursing and the Department of Health Care Administration offer this program. The curriculum prepares graduates to be a Nurse Leader with Health Care Administration in the healthcare setting.

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 Nursing license in California or eligibility for certificate in California;
  • 3. Admission to graduate standing in nursing at the University;
  • 4. An introductory level statistics course or equivalent.
  • 5. Current professional resume describing applicant's relevant experience;
  • 6. Take the following course (or equivalent): ACCT 201.
  • 7. Take one of the following courses (or equivalent): ECON 101, ECON 300.
  • 8. Submission of a minimum score of 500 on a recent Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or a total score of a minimum 1000 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • 9. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 units of 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) at the required minimum scores;
  • 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 53 units in approved Nursing and Health Care Administration upper division and graduate level courses;

2. If a student after entering the concurrent MSN/HCA 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 Care Administration Core Courses:

  • HCA 502 The Health Care System (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • HCA 505 Organization and Systems of Health Care (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • HCA 510 Human Resources Management in Health Care (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • HCA 515 Advanced Financial Management in Health Care (3)
    Prerequisites: ACCT 201 or ACCT 500
    Prerequisite/Co-requisite: HCA 502
  • HCA 524 Advanced Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 502.
  • HCA 530 Strategic Planning and Marketing in Health Care (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: HCA 502.
  • HCA 535 Quantitative Methods for Health Admin (3)
    Prerequisites: HCA 502 and HCA 526.
  • HCA 550 Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Services (3)
    Prerequisites: HCA 502.

Take one of the following courses:

  • HCA 526 Research Methods in Health Care Administration (3)
    Prerequisites: Covers research design and methods in health care and health services, including use of inferential statistics, hypothesis testing, reviewing peer-reviewed literature, experimental and quasi-experimental approaches, sampling and research ethics.
  • NRSG 596 Research for Advanced Nursing Practice (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 559 Nursing Administration (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • NRSG 676 Administrative Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice I (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 559, HCA 510, HCA 515 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 676L.
  • NRSG 677 Admin Theories for Nursing Practice II (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 676, NRSG 676L, HCA 502, HCA 505 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 677L.
  • NRSG 678 Administrative Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 677, NRSG 677L, HCA 537, or the consent of the instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 678L.

Nursing Clinical Courses:

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

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

  • HCA 698B Project Part II (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of all HCA 500-level courses, HCA 526, and consent of the instructor.
  • NRSG 692 Nursing Directed Project (1-3
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, advancement to candidacy, NRSG 596 and consent of school graduate advisor.
  • NRSG 698 Thesis (1-3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to graduate nursing program, advancement to candidacy, NRSG 596, consent of school graduate advisor.

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