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School of Nursing
Location: Welch Hall
Phone: 310-243-3426
Fax: 310-516-3542
For more information related to the School of Nursing, please contact Cathy Crandall: 310-243 -3426

Master of Science in Nursing

The MSN program prepares leaders for advanced practice in the roles of Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Family Nurse Practitioner. Courses are based on advanced knowledge and the critique and application of theory and research as a scientific base for nursing.

Upon the completion of the Master of Science in Nursing Program, the student will be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge, theory, research and skills in planning and evaluating comprehensive plans of care for individuals, families and populations.
  • Design culturally sensitive programs and systems of care that meet the needs of diverse and vulnerable populations.
  • Provide evidence-based, clinically proficient care using critical thinking skills in advanced nursing roles.
  • Adapt oral, written and technological communication skills to be effective and appropriate in clinical, educational, and professional contexts and systems.
  • Integrate ethical theory and principles into nursing theory, research and practice in advanced nursing roles.
  • Advocate for healthcare policies and financing that promote, preserve and restore public health.
  • Provide leadership in collaborative efforts with other disciplines to influence improvement in healthcare systems.
  • Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning to enhance the nursing profession.

Approved 12/10/02 by DON faculty