MS in Nursing Science with a Community and Population Health Nursing Concentration
The Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) is designed to grant students who have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, direct entry into an MS in Nursing Science degree program. Our graduate-level accelerated program covers the foundation of nursing practice. Students achieve competencies in research and the ability to utilize scholarly evidence in the design, delivery, evaluation, and improvement of health care. The small MEPN cohorts also have the opportunity to learn alongside our undergraduate prelicensure students in certain courses creating a mixed learning community. Additionally, the MEPN boasts a concentration in Community and Population Health Nursing (CPHN) preparing graduates to lead interprofessional health care teams that advocate for the expansion of health care opportunities to under-served populations.
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The MEPN program is a two-year commitment and prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The curriculum provides education in organization and systems leadership, quality improvement and safety, integration of scholarship into practice, health policy and advocacy, health promotion and disease prevention for improving patient and population outcomes, and a master’s level of nursing practice. View our NCLEX pass rate here: https://www.rn.ca.gov/education/passrates.shtml
Sample Curriculum Plans
The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) has approved a curriculum modification for our pre-licensure program beginning Fall 2022. You may review the revised curriculum plan for our Master of Science in Nursing Science program here. You can download sample of the previous current curriculum plan (for students admitted Fall 2021 and before) here.