Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (starting Summer 2023)
The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) concentration prepares students to provide advanced level care in complex, acute, and critical settings for adult and geriatric patients. AGACNPs assess, diagnose, and treat patients by ordering and interpreting labs and diagnostic tests, perform procedures, coordinate care to manage acute, subacute, and complex patients, as well as those with chronic illness, and evaluate the outcomes of interventions for patients. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to the California Board of Registered Nursing for certification as a nurse practitioner and will be eligible to apply for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Adult Gerontology
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 (FNP)
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.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (starting Summer 2023)
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse who focuses clinical practice on individuals, families, or populations across the life span at risk for developing and/or having a diagnosis of psychiatric disorders or mental health problems. Graduates are prepared to work respectfully and collaboratively with clients/consumers who are experiencing severe or chronic mental illnesses to determine biopsychosocial healthcare needs within a complex and changing environment. Theory and clinical coursework focus on assessment; differential diagnosis and disease management; intervention planning; individual, family, and group psychotherapy; health promotion; and disease prevention. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to the California Board of Registered Nursing for certification as a nurse practitioner and will be eligible to apply for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
MSN students who select Healthcare Leadership as their concentration area examine roles in nursing administration emphasizing clinical outcomes management, care environment management and inter-professional collaboration.
The Nurse Educator concentration will prepare students in curriculum design and development, teaching methodologies, educational needs assessment, and learner-centered theories and methods.
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.