Concentrations

Clinical Nurse Specialist

The clinical nurse specialist concentration will prepare the master of science in nursing 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.

Family Nurse Practitioner 

The family nurse practitioner concentration 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.

Healthcare Systems Management

MSN students who select healthcare systems management as their concentration area examine roles in nursing administration emphasizing clinical outcomes management, care environment management, and inter-professional collaboration.

Nursing Informatics

The nursing informatics program will explore health information technology and allow students to design, plan, and evaluate systems to improve the effectiveness of care. The program prepares students to work in the field of health care informatics.

Teaching-Learning

MSN students in the teaching-learning 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.

 

Post-Master's Certification

California licensed registered nurses who hold a master of science degree from a regionally accredited institution may complete one of the above concentrations: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare Systems Management, Nursing Informatics, and/or Teaching-Learning. Upon successful completion of the courses the student will be eligible to apply for national certification.