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Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Public Health

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

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 55-56 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, H SC 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 H SC 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, MICR 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 MATH 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 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 565 Theories of Community/Public Health Advanced Nursing Practice (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 NRSG 670L or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 671L.
  • NRSG 672 NRSG Community/Health Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing III (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 671, NRSG 671L or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 672L.

Nursing Clinical Courses:

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

  • 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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