2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
    May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Entry Level, MSN


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Students may choose to complete post-licensure coursework in an online or in-person format.

The Entry Level MSN program is designed for candidates who hold a non-nursing baccalaureate degree who are interested in transitioning into the field of nursing as graduate level RNs.  Students must meet the pre-nursing curriculum requirements before entering the pre-licensure coursework. After completion of pre-licensure coursework, students apply for RN licensure through the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) requiring successful passing of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The pre-licensure section of the program requires a full-time commitment.

Post-licensure MSN coursework builds on Baccalaureate or entry-level nursing practice, meets the AACN Essentials (2021) and culminates in graduate level direct care. Students will earn an MSN degree in a chosen area of concentration: Nurse Educator, Nursing Informatics, or Nursing Organizational Leadership. Graduates are prepared to enter into doctoral studies.

The Nurse Educator (NE) concentration prepares students in curriculum design and development, teaching methodologies, educational needs assessment, and learner-centered theories and methods. 

The Nursing Informatics concentration prepares advanced practice nurses to serve the profession of nursing by supporting the information processing needs of patient care and management. Nursing informatics integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science in identifying, collecting, processing, and managing data, information, and knowledge to support nursing practice, administration, education, and research. Graduates of this specialty are known as informatics nurse specialists, recognizing that the person is both a nurse and an informaticist. The informatics nurse specialist is one of the specialties recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with certification via computer-based testing. CBU CON informatics curriculum ensures that the content and concepts taught include current and emerging trends in health care information technology with an emphasis on data science and evidence-based care.

Nursing Organizational Leadership (NOL) concentration will prepare students to examine roles in nursing administration emphasizing clinical outcomes management, care environment management, and inter-professional collaboration. After successful completion of coursework, required clinical hours, and any other criteria deemed necessary students can apply for certification. The program is aligned with the Nurse Manager/Leader competencies established by the Association of Nurse Leaders (AONL).

Additional Admissions Requirements


Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the admissions section of the

University Catalog.  In addition, each candidate must meet the following requirements for this program:​​​​​​

  • Additional Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for admission.
  • Minimum science GPA of 2.8 (consisting of the four science pre-requisites)
  • TEAS Exam score of 60%
  • Professional Resume
  • Personal Statement Essay
  • NursingCAS application
  • Prerequisite self-evaluation form
  • Interview (when invited)
  • Prerequisites (All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher prior to pre-licensee 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
  • Required clearances:
    • CPR Certification
    • Background Check Clearance
    • Health Clearance
    • Drug Testing
    • Proof of Health Insurance
    • Proof of Motor Vehicle Insurance

Pre-Nursing Curriculum


The following pre-nursing requisites are offered at California Baptist University:

Pre-Nursing Courses
  • BIO 153 - Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 153L - Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
  • BIO 163 - Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 163L - Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
  • BIO 205 - Human Microbiology
  • BIO 205L - Human Microbiology Lab
  • CHE 112 - Organic and Biochemistry for Health Sciences
  • CHE 112L - Organic and Biochemistry for Health Sciences Lab
     
  • COM 308 - Interpersonal Communications OR
  • COM 113 - Oral Communication
     
  • ENG 123 - Intermediate Composition
  • PSY 120 - Lifespan Development for the Health Professions
  • PSY 346 - Abnormal Psychology
     
  • SOC 213 - Introduction to Sociology OR
  • ANT 225 - Cultural Anthropology OR
  • ANT 315 - Holistic Health and Healing
     
  • STA 144 - Introduction to Statistics OR
  • MAT 115 - Intermediate Algebra

Program Requirements (102-108 units)


Note


* The number of theory and clinical hours required are prescribed by the Board of Registered Nursing. For the first semester, practicum and classroom components of the courses are combined under one course number. Skills laboratory hours are assigned in addition to units above in required courses.

** Practicum units must be taken concurrent with corresponding classroom hours.

Note


***Students in Nursing Informatics and Organizational Nursing Leadership concentrations must take NUR 520 . Students in the Nurse Educator concentration must take NUR 555 , 558 , and 560 

Concentration Requirements (16-17 units)


Complete one of the following concentrations: Nurse Educator; Nursing Informatics; Nursing Organizational Leadership

Nurse Educator (16 units)


The Nurse Educator concentration will prepare students in curriculum design and development, teaching methodologies, educational needs assessment, and learner-centered theories and methods.

Nursing Informatics (17 units)


The Nursing Informatics specialty prepares advanced practice nurses to serve the profession of nursing by supporting the information processing needs of patient care and management. Nursing informatics integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science in identifying, collecting, processing, and managing data, information, and knowledge to support nursing practice, administration, education, and research. Graduates of this specialty are known as informatics nurse specialists, recognizing that the person is both a nurse and an informaticist. The informatics nurse specialist is one of the specialties recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with certification via computer-based testing. CBU CON informatics curriculum ensures that the content and concepts taught include current and emerging trends in health care information technology with an emphasis on data science and evidence-based care.

Nursing Organizational Leadership (17 units)


Nursing Organizational Leadership (NOL) concentration will prepare students to examine roles in nursing administration emphasizing clinical outcomes management, care environment management, and inter-professional collaboration. After successful completion of coursework, required clinical hours, and any other criteria deemed necessary students can apply for certification. The program is aligned with the Nurse Manager/Leader competencies established by the Association of Nurse Leaders (AONL).

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