The Department of Nursing offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Nursing with a clinical focus in population-based (advanced public/community health) nursing. The program is designed to educate professional nurses for leadership and service in culturally diverse, pluralistic communities.
Graduates of the MS program will work collaboratively with other health care providers and participate effectively in interdisciplinary models of health care delivery. They are prepared to assume leadership roles in the creation of health care systems which will provide equality of access, high standards of care and caring, and the cost-effective use of resources.
As with all Masters' Programs at CSUSB, a B average is required to be in good standing. A B- is required to pass a masters' nursing course.
The Nurse Educator concentration prepares Nursing Faculty to teach in Nursing Programs at both community and four-year universities. This program is also appropriate for advanced practice nurses interested in population health education and health education programming.
Graduates who complete the Advanced Public/Community Health Option are prepared for National Board Certification (AACN) in Advanced Public Health Nursing.