Graduate Programs

The Department of Nursing offers the Master of Science in nursing. This program prepares graduates to assume key roles in the delivery of health care to individuals and families within a population-based nursing practice. All students complete the Graduate Nursing Core and, in addition, select a concentration for further study: Nursing Education or Clinician- Administrator Transition.

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Graduate certificates are available in Nursing Education and Clinician-Administrator Transition. Participants study with students in the respective master's degree concentrations. Upon completion of either of the 15-unit certificate programs, students may wish to pursue additional graduate study and apply the units to the M.S. degree. Additional program details may be found in the Handbook for Graduate Nursing Students (PDF).

Graduate Program Outcomes:

The graduate of the Master of Science program will be able to:

  1. Incorporate findings from the sciences and humanities to provide advanced nursing care to diverse populations.
  2. Apply research outcome within the advanced nursing setting to improve care, and resolve problems with an emphasis on population-based health.
  3. Function as part of an interdisciplinary team to improve health outcomes.
  4. Integrate the appropriate use of information technology in the delivery of advanced nursing care for diverse populations.
  5. Apply advocacy skills to influence policies related to nursing and health care.
  6. Integrate theory, research and practice into a population-based health project.
  7. Apply advanced nursing knowledge to a policy or political process.
  8. Demonstrate a leadership role in education and health care settings.
  9. Apply the concepts of continuous quality improvement to the delivery of advanced nursing care and healthcare services.