Master of Science in Nursing
The purpose of the graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) is to provide curriculum guiding the learner with the intention of broadening their theoretical knowledge base and/or to pursue future doctoral study. The nurse at the master’s level develops, tests, and evaluates concepts in nursing while critically examining ideas, research, and theories in relation to health issues and clinical practice in preparation for direct and indirect care.
The MSN curriculum meets the accreditation standards of CCNE and includes four concentrations: 1). Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS); 2). Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP); 3). Healthcare Systems Management; and 4). Teaching-Learning.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist Program will prepare the student for direct interaction with young adult, adult, and older adult patients to improve quality of life. Evidence based strategies will be demonstrated as the student develops specialized expertise and skills to think critically and problem solve.
The Family Nurse Practitioner Program will provide students an overview of contemporary family structure and functioning from a theoretical perspective. This will prepare graduates to offer primary care on the local, state, national, and global level.
Students who select Healthcare Systems Management as their concentration area examine roles in nursing administration emphasizing clinical outcomes management, care environment management, and interprofessional collaboration.
Students who select Teaching-Learning as their concentration area analyze selected teaching and learning models that are applicable to nursing education, including course development, research, and instructional strategies with didactic and practicum teaching opportunities.
The mission of the Master of Science in Nursing Program at California Baptist University is to support the university’s mission and build on baccalaureate nursing education for the purpose of preparing nurse leaders in the profession and discipline. Students will broaden their nursing theoretical, practice, and research knowledge within an ever-changing healthcare system.
Master of Science in Nursing Designed for candidates who hold a baccalaureate nursing degree who are seeking to broaden their theoretical, practice, and research knowledge base and/or pursue a doctoral degree.
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Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing Designed for candidates who hold a non-nursing baccalaureate degree who are interested in transitioning into the field of nursing and/or pursuing a doctoral degree. CBU’s Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing (EL MSN) offers applicants the opportunity to become a licensed RN, and then complete post-licensure coursework to earn a Master of Science in Nursing.
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