Master of Science in Nursing
CBU's Master of Science in Nursing BSN to MSN program is designed to broaden student's theoretical knowledge base as a means of pursuing nursing career advancement and healthcare leadership opportunities as well as preparing for future doctoral study.
Already have a bachelor's degree in nursing and an active California RN license? CBU's Master of Science in Nursing BSN to MSN program is designed to broaden student's theoretical knowledge base as a means of pursuing nursing career advancement and healthcare leadership opportunities as well as preparing for future doctoral study. MSN students develop, test and evaluate 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.
*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.
Why Earn Your MSN at CBU?
Reach your goals at your convenience
This program is designed for working adults as classes meet once a week. Many students work full-time as registered nurses while in school. Research shows master’s-prepared nurses demonstrate professional-advanced practice skills important to patient safety. Graduates are prepared for seamless entry into doctoral education.
Practice nursing with a holistic perspective
Consistent with CBU's faith-based mission, the master's curriculum emphasizes a holistic perspective utilizing nursing theory as a guide. Specially selected practicum opportunities allow candidates the option to practice in a variety of healthcare settings, while serving individuals, families and communities. Practicum hours are completed under the instruction and supervision of CBU's College of Nursing faculty who share the faith-based mission and holistic perspective for providing nursing care.
What You'll Learn
Student Learning Outcomes for the Nursing, BSN to MSN program:
- Analyze theory-guided practice grounded in a biblical worldview.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of clinical prevention interventions that affect individual and population-health outcomes.
- Integrate evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes.
- Use information technology to interpret data and to optimize patient outcomes, communication, and coordination of care.
- Demonstrate professional, competent and responsible master's level nursing.
- Display effective leadership to reduce health disparities across the continuum of care.
- Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Educator
- Nursing Informatics
- Nursing Organizational Leadership
NUR 550: Nursing Science
Students examine the art and science of nursing as a guide for nursing practice at the Master’s level.
NUR 560: Advanced Assessment
Students integrate advanced knowledge, skills, critical thinking, and clinical judgment to synthesize person-centered assessment data while formulating differential diagnoses.
NUR 565: Advanced Nursing Leadership
Students explore advanced nursing leadership principles, advanced nursing roles, and evidenced-based practice to create effective systems change.
What is the College of Nursing's reputation in the community?
The College of Nursing has an excellent reputation in the community, as does the university. We anticipate our graduates will be actively recruited by local and state health care providers. CBU is the first four-year regionally and nationally accredited university in the County of Riverside to be approved for such a program.
Is this program accredited?
CBU is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The master's degree program in nursing at California Baptist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
How long is the program?
The MSN program takes between 6 and 8 semesters.
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Assistant Professor of Community/Public Health Nursing
Interdisciplinary Healthcare Simulation Development
Office Phone: 951-552-8155
Office Location: Nursing Annex 166
Professor of Nursing
Director, Nurse Educator Program; Director Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Office Phone: 951-343-4952
Office Location: Nursing Annex 274
Associate Professor of Nursing
Director of Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Office Phone: 951-552-8659
Office Location: Lambeth 118
As you make decisions about grad school, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.
Student Opportunities: Clinical Rotations
All pre-licensure and MSN specialty courses require clinical practicum hours as mandated by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The CBU College of Nursing meets or exceeds all clinical hour requirements. To ensure students receive a variety of clinical experiences, rotations will take place at various hospitals, health care facilities and the community, as assigned.
Student Opportunities: Clinical Simulation Lab
For additional experiential learning, students also enjoy access to CBU's state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Lab and Resource Center. These rooms are equipped with low fidelity and high fidelity simulation equipment, human-computer interaction programs, and advanced practice task trainers for customized learning.
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Healthcare Systems Manager
- Healthcare Administrator
*Some career opportunities may require further education