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Master of Science in Nursing

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**Application period for Fall 2010 MEPN cohort has closed.

Entry-level Pre-licensure Master’s Entry-level Professional Nursing (MEPN) Program:
Clinical Nurse Leader Role Option

Thank you for your interest in the CSU Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) pre-licensure Master’s Entry-level Professional Nursing (MEPN) Program. The School of Nursing faculty offers an intensive, accelerated program which is 75 units of full-time study with more than 1000 hours of clinical experience at partner hospitals and agencies. The program is five semesters, about 20 months in length, granting a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a concentration in the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL).  More information about the CNL role may be found on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website at www.aacn.nche.edu/CNL/about.htm .

The MEPN Program is designed for students who have a BS or BA (in any field) with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Prerequisite courses must be taken prior to entry into the MEPN Program. Applicants who need these courses may take them at community colleges or at CSUDH through Open University. The School of Nursing also offers these courses online: BSN 346 Pathophysiology, BSN 405 Statistics and BSN 460 Research. Applicants with some health care experience (paid or volunteer), leadership and community activities will be given preference.

As part of the selective admission process, applicants must attend a workshop, have an interview with the faculty, and be guided to develop a portfolio which will document their prior learning and work experiences, as well as their plans for a career in nursing.

We plan to admit a cohort of 24-30 students in the Fall semesters only. Students must be available to attend classes and clinical experiences on a full-time basis in the South Bay/LA/North Orange County regions.

If you wish more information or want to attend a MEPN Workshop, please email Jorge Escamilla at Jescamilla@csudh.edu, or cal l310.243.2711.

Best wishes to you for a successful nursing career. You’ve made a great choice!

Carole A. Shea, PhD, RN, FAAN           Dr. Patricia A. Hinchberger, RN, MSN, CNS
Director, School of Nursing                    Director, MEPN Program
CSU Dominguez Hills                              CSU Dominguez Hills
cshea@csudh.edu                                 phinchberger@csudh.edu