1. Completion of a minimum of 38 units in approved upper division and graduate courses;
2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better;
3. Completion of an approved thesis, directed project or comprehensive examination.
Nurse Practitioner Specialty Areas: Family, Pediatric, Adult-Geriatric, Women's Health Care, and Psychiatric-Mental Health
Core courses: NRSG 510, 520, 530, 530L, 540, 550, 560, 596.
Theories for Advance Practice Nursing I and II: NRSG 667 and 668, or 682 and 683, or 684 and 685, or 686 and 687, or 688 and 689
Clinical Studies in Advance Practice Nursing I-IV: NRSG 667A/B and 668A/B, or 682A/B and 683A/B, or 684A/B and 685A/B, or 686A/B and 687A/B, or 688A/B and 689A/B; and 692 or 695 or 698
The Departments of Nursing and Health Science offer a concurrent Master of Science and Master of Public Health degree available to qualified students who desire advanced preparation in the area of public health nursing with a practice focus of primary prevention, illness prevention, and health promotion. The concurrent program leading to both degrees represents the core accreditation requirements of each degree. Coursework is integrated between the two Departments in each semester in order to provide an intense learning experience. The Master of Science and Master of Public Health (Health Education Option) provides the opportunity for students to increase competence in designing, implementing, and evaluating behavior change programs in preparation for serving in various health agencies. The curriculum will prepare graduates for eligibility for a California Clinical Nurse Specialist certification and for taking the national Clinical Nurse Specialist certification examination.
1. An ethics course
2. A cultural diversity course
3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - verbal and quantitative scores.
4. Current professional resume describing applicant's relevant experience.
1. A minimum of 57 units of approved Nursing and Health Science upper division and graduate level courses including: HSC 500 or MICR 429; HSC 503 or BIOL 565; HSC 508, 528, 535, 570, 581, 624, 625; NRSG 560, 565, 670, 671, 672, 670L, 671L, 672L; NRSG 596 or HSC 696; NRSG 698 or HSC 697.
2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses
3. A thesis or a directed project (Department of Health Science only)
4. 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.
The Department of Nursing and Health Care Administration Programs offer a concurrent Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Health Care Administration dual degree available to qualified students who desire advanced preparation in the areas of nursing and health care administration with a practice focus as Advanced Practice Nurses in administration. The concurrent program leading to both degrees represents the core accreditation requirements of each degree. Coursework is integrated between the two degree programs each semester in order to provide an intense learning experience.
The philosophy of graduate nurse education is that the practice of nursing is constantly changing as health needs and health delivery systems are altered. Integral to nursing is an ability to work effectively and cooperatively with other disciplines. The joint Master of Science in Health Care Administration and the Master of Science in Nursing provides the opportunity for students to specialize as advanced practice nurses with emphasis in administration and increasing competence in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in preparation for serving in various health agencies. An important career path for advanced practice nurses is as nurse executive in the variegated segments of the health care industry including entrepreneurial activities. Courses are interdependent and have been structured to provide clinical depth in the areas of nursing and administration.
Each applicant should request that a copy of official transcript of all college course work be sent to the Nursing Department Graduate Advisor and to the Office of Admissions and Records.
1. Public Health Nurse Certificate, or eligibility for certificate in California.
2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better; an upper division nursing GPA of 3.0 or better and a science GPA of 3.0 or better. Students who fall below these averages will be evaluated on an individual basis.
3. Submission of quantitative and verbal scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).
4. Current professional resume describing the applicant's relevant experience.
Advancement to Candidacy
A joint committee, consisting of Nursing and Health Care Administration faculty involved in the program, will review files and make a determination to advance the candidate to graduate status.
Requirements for Completion
1. A minimum of 56 units of approved Nursing and Health Care Administration upper division and graduate level courses including: The Program of Study: NRSG 559, 560, 596, 676, 676L, 677, 677L, 678, 678L, 692 or 698, HCA 502, 505, 510, 515, 524, 530, 535, 550.
2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses.
3. Directed project or a thesis.
4. *Graduate degrees obtained previously may be accepted toward meeting a portion of the unit requirements of the concurrent MSN/MSHCA degree program.
5. If a student after entering the concurrent MSN/MSHCA program returns to a single degree program, all requirements for the single degree program must be met.
* 60% of units must be earned in residence.
The Health Services (School Nurse) credential is required of registered nurses working in the California school system.
1. Copies of transcripts of Baccalaureate in Nursing and Masters in Nursing (with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner speciality) degrees;
2. Copy of State of California RN licensure and entitlement as a Nurse Pracitioner;
3. Three letters/checklists of reference;
4. Completion of the Department of Nursing Graduate Program Application.
Completion of the following with a grade of "B" or better: NRSG 680C and 680L; H SC 430; CD 373.
The Post-Baccalaureate School Nurse Services Credential Program consists of 24 units of specific coursework that prepare nurses who have completed a bachelor's degree in nursing to be effective providers of health care within the school setting. Students will develop practical and theoretical expertise in the field of school nursing. This allows them to initiate, coordinate, maintain and evaluate a comprehensive health program so that children's ability to learn in school is maximized. The Post-Baccalaureate School Nurse Services Credential Program at California State University, Long Beach was developed for nurses who seek only the credential.
1. Completion of Post-Baccalaureate Application for School Nurse Services Credential Program.
2. Official transcript of Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited university. Candidates must have aminimum overall GPA of 2.75 in their undergraduate program.
3. Copy of State of California Registered Nurse License and California Public Health Nursing Certificate.
4. Copy of current unexpired cardiopulmonary resuscitation card (adult, child, and infant) and copy of unexpired first aid card.
5. Basic Physical Assessment course completed within 5 years.
6. One-page written statement describing motivation and purpose for obtaining the Post-Baccalaureate School Nurse Service Credential.
7. Three letters of recommendation.
Completion of 24 units of course work with a grade of "B" or better:
Required: (18 units): NRSG 535, 536 and 536L, H SC 430, EDSP 350, C D 373
Elective: 6 units from the the following: FCS 409, EDP 432, H SC 427, H SC 460, C D 432