Graduate and Certificate Programs

 

Master's students inspect a dummy patient in the Simulation Lab.

Master's of Science in Nursing Programs

The Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing has six master's options for students interestied in furthering their nursing education. In addition, for applicants who already have an MSN degree, each of the six options has a post masters certificate available. Applicants interested in the post masters certificates will either complete a one or two year program. This is determined based on whether the MSN Pharmacology, Pathophysiology and Physical Assessment courses completed were at the NP level.

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Currently accepting applictions for Fall 2019. 

Deadline: February 15, 2019 (for both the CSU and school applications)

Applicants must submit applications in two locations. Applications must be submitted in all locations for applicants to be considered. There are no exceptions.

  1. CSU Apply
  2. Application Form that must be printed and mailed or delivered to the nursing school.

Application Instructions

Required Letters of Recommendation Templates

Approved Pre-Requisites

On campus interviews will be held on Saturday March 16, 2019.
Applicants will be notified of admission decisions on or before Friday March 29, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Option 

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program prepares graduates to work with acutely ill adults in a variety of acute care settings including clinics, emergency departments, acute hospital-based settings, and intensive/critical care units. With a strong emphasis on research and evidence-based practice, students follow a curriculum that includes both theoretical content and planned clinical experiences that emphasize holistic patient care and a collaborative, interdisciplinary team approach. A post master’s certificate program is also available. Upon completion of the program, graduates are fully eligible to take the national acute care nurse practitioner examination.

MSN Roadmap

Post Master's Certificate Roadmap

Adult–Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Option 

The Adult-Gerontology Primary Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Program prepares advanced practice nurses as providers of primary care to manage the health of individuals from 12 years of age through old age. Emphasis in this specialty is on health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common acute episodic illnesses and chronic health problems. The graduate of the ANP (or AGPCNP) Program provides leadership and promotes research in the delivery of quality health care services for adults and their families through direct nursing care, consultation, collaboration, coordination, and referral in a variety of settings including community clinics, private practices, longterm care, skilled nursing facilities, and home care. A post-master’s certificate program is also available. Graduates are prepared to be recognized as advanced practice nurses by the California State Board of Nursing and to take the Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

MSN Roadmap

Post Master's Certificate Roadmap

Family Nurse Practitioner Option 

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares advanced practice nurses as providers of primary care to manage the health of urban families. Emphasis of this specialty is on health promotion, disease prevention, and management of common acute episodic illnesses and chronic health problems among culturally diverse clients across the life span. Care for individuals, families and the community is experienced through direct advanced nursing care, consultation, collaboration, coordination and referral in a variety of community-based and ambulatory care settings. The graduate of this program will provide leadership and promote research in the delivery of quality health care services to multicultural and vulnerable groups in a variety of settings including primary and ambulatory care such as family practice private offices or community clinics, K – 12 schools, women’s health clinics and practices, pediatric offices, occupational health, urgent care, specialty clinics, sports medicine, or travel medicine. Graduates are prepared to be recognized as advanced practice nurses by the California State Board of Nursing and to take the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

MSN Roadmap

Post Master's Certificate Roadmap

Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Option 

The purpose of the Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (FPMHNP) program is to prepare the nurse interested in an advanced practice role in the health care system. The student receives preparation in a variety of roles including independent psychotherapy practice and management of psychiatric and mental health conditions in a variety of settings. Such management includes furnishing of psychiatric medications. Students receive detailed supervision of cases so as to understand the incorporation of mental health sciences theory into practice. The program builds on the rich history and tradition of practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. The educational preparation includes courses in nursing research and theories, as well as in working with clients at all levels of the health-illness continuum. The graduate from the program is fully eligible to take the national nurse practitioner examination for Certification by the American Nurse Credentialing Center as well as by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

MSN Roadmap

Post-Master Certificate Roadmap

Nursing Education Option

The Nursing Education Option is NOT accepting applications for Fall 2019.

The purpose of the Nursing Education option is to prepare graduates with competences in knowledge and skills as a nurse educator in a variety of settings. The theoretical component prepares students in advanced scientific nursing knowledge, educational theories, teaching methodologies and evaluation, and curriculum design and development. The practical experience is designed to provide a beginning teaching experience in staff development, client education programs and collegiate nursing. The student will be given the opportunity to participate in both classroom and clinical teaching and to investigate the broader role of the faculty member within the academic and service setting.

MSN Roadmap

Post Master's Certificate Roadmap

Nursing Administration Option

Applications have been reopened for the Nursing Administration Option for Fall 2019.

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