2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing ADN-MSN, MSN


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Associate of Science Degree in Nursing to Master of Science in Nursing (ADN-MSN) Program

This program is designed for California licensed Registered Nurses who hold an Associate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution who are seeking to broaden their theoretical knowledge base to obtain a MSN in one of the following concentration areas:

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Adult-Gerontology concentration will prepare the student for direct interaction with adult and geriatric patients to improve living quality. Evidence-based strategies will be demonstrated as the student develops specialized expertise and skills to think critically and problem solve.

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration will provide students an overview of contemporary family structure and functioning from a theoretical perspective. This will prepare graduates to deliver primary care on the local, state, national, and global level.

The Healthcare Systems Management (HCSM) concentration will prepare students to examine roles in nursing administration emphasizing clinical outcomes management, care environment management, and inter-professional collaboration.

The Nursing Informatics concentration will prepare students to 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 healthcare informatics.

The Teaching-Learning concentration will prepare students in curriculum design and development, teaching methodologies, educational needs assessment, and learner-centered theories and methods. Courses include graduate level content in health assessment, pathophysiology, and pharmacology, and direct care experiences at an advanced level.

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Nursing Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Additional application requirements for the graduate programs in Nursing are:

  1. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.25 GPA for unconditional admission and a minimum 3.0 GPA for conditional admission
  2. Prerequisites*. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher prior to pre-licensure admission
    • Intermediate Composition
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • General Sociology or Cultural Anthropology or Holistic Health (ANT 315)
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Introductory Statistics or Intermediate Algebra
    • Lifespan Development or Developmental Psychology
    • Human Anatomy/Physiology with Lab (2 semesters)
    • Organic and Biochemistry for Health Sciences with Lab
    • Human Microbiology with Lab
  3. Clearances *:
    • CPR Certification
    • Background Check Clearance
    • Health Clearance
    • Drug Testing
    • Proof of Health Insurance
    • Proof of Motor Vehicle Insurance
  4. Pre-Admission Examination * ^
  5. Passport Photo *
  6. Three Recommendations completed on forms provided
    • Must be from sources who can personally attest to the candidate’s potential for scholarly and professional success: one personal, one academic, and one employer. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations.
  7. A Comprehensive essay of no more than 1000 words that includes the following elements:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Significant events and influences that have affected your approach to life
    • Long-term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
    • Essay must be submitted in APA format
  8. Successful Interview with the College of Nursing *

* Not required to enroll in pre-nursing curriculum; must be complete after acceptance to the EL-MSN pre-licensure and MSN postlicensure programs.

^ Not required to enroll in MSN post-licensure program.

Additional Requirements for MSN Post-Licensure Admission

  1. Master of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited university
  2. Current California Registered Nursing (RN) license
  3. Professional resume that includes current clinical practice with a minimum of one (1) year work experience as RN for APRN roles
  4. Prerequisites must be completed recently
    • Advanced pathophysiology
    • Pharmacology
    • Physical assessment
    • Advanced Nursing Leadership

Program Requirements (46-70 units)


This program is designed for California licensed Registered Nurses who hold an Associate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution who are seeking to broaden their theoretical knowledge base to obtain a MSN in one of the required concentration areas: Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Adult Gerontology; Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP); Healthcare Systems Management (HCSM); Nursing Informatics; Teaching-Learning Nursing. All required concentration areas have supervised experiences that are sufficient to demonstrate mastery of the AACN Master’s Essentials (2011).

Concentration Courses (12-24 units)


Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations: Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Adult-Gerontology; Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP); Healthcare Systems Management (HCSM); Nursing Informatics; Teaching-Learning Nursing

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