Post Master Certificate

Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate

The Post-Masters Certificate for Adult-Gerontology CNS, Neonatal CNS, or Pediatric CNS is for nurses with master’s degrees in nursing and recent acute care experience with the population. Included in the APRN course of study are advanced health assessment, advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, health promotion, and management of complex care for neonates/children and families or for the adult population, from young adult to older adult, including the frail elderly, in various clinical and community settings.  

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Completion of a master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institutions and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited nursing program or the equivalent
  2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a four point scale) in units attempted, or demonstrated academic ability as required by the faculty, following the appeal process.
  3. United States RN licensure  must be unencumbered, unrestricted, with no probation or disciplinary action pending or imposed,
  4. Minimum of two years recent clinical professional nursing experience with the specialty population (adult, neonatel, or pediatric) in the acute care setting.
  5. Residence in a state in which the School of Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills is permitted to deliver online education.
  6. Health Clearance (immunity, etc.) is required prior to enrolling in a role performance course.
  7. Complete application at CalState Apply(Video tutorial on how to apply)

Adult-Gerontology CNS

Required Courses (31 units)

  • MSN 514 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3)
  • MSN 521 Advanced Health Assessment (2)
  • MSN 522 Advanced Health Assessment Lab (1)
  • MSN 526 Pharmacology (3)
  • MSN 528 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • MSN 533 Theoretical Aspects of Aging (3)
  • MSN 535 Clinical Management and Differential Diagnosis of Adult Acute Health Problems (3)
  • MSN 547 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Performance I (3)
  • MSN 548 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Performance II (4)
  • MSN 549 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Performance II (3)
  • MSN 550 Theoretical foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice (3)

Neonatal CNS

Required Courses (31 units)

  • MSN 514 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3)
  • MSN 521 Advanced Health Assessment (2)
  • MSN 522 Advanced Health Assessment Lab (1)
  • MSN 526 Pharmacology (3)
  • MSN 528 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • MSN 536 Advanced Neonatal Nursing I (2)
  • MSN 537 Advanced Neonatal Nursing II (4)
  • MSN 547 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Performance I (3)
  • MSN 548 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Performance II (4)
  • MSN 549 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Performance II (3)
  • MSN 550 Theoretical foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice (3)

Pediatric CNS

Required Courses (31 units)

  • MSN 514 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3)
  • MSN 521 Advanced Health Assessment (2)
  • MSN 522 Advanced Health Assessment Lab (1)
  • MSN 526 Pharmacology (3)
  • MSN 528 Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • MSN 540 540 Clinical Management of Acute Pediatric Health Problems
  • MSN 547 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Performance I (3)
  • MSN 548 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Performance II (4)
  • MSN 549 Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Performance III (3)
  • MSN 550 Theoretical foundations of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice (3)
  • MSN 561 Primary Care of the Family II: Pediatric Health (2)

Nursing Administration Certificate

The Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Administration is for nurses with a master's in nursing who want to develop advanced knowledge and skills as a nurse manager or administrator in health care institutions. The study of various health care systems and all areas of management are included with emphasis on quality improvement and evidence-based administrative practices. The certificate program consists of 15 units.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Completion of a master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and ACEN/CNEA Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)  or CCNE-accredited nursing program or the equivalent.
  2.  Overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a four-point scale) in units attempted, or demonstrated academic ability as required by the faculty, following the appeal process.
  3. Residence in a state in which the School of Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills is permitted to deliver online education.
  4. United States RN licensure  must be unencumbered, unrestricted, with no probation or disciplinary action pending or imposed,
  5. Health clearance (immunity, etc.) is required prior to enrolling in a role performance course.
  6. Complete Application at CalState Apply(Video tutorial on how to apply)

Curriculum

Required Courses (15 units)

  • MSN 532 Nurse Administrator: Societal Institutions (3)
  • MSN 538 Nurse Administrator: Resource Management (3)
  • MSN 555 Quality Improvement in Health care (3)
  • MSN 560 Nurse Administrator: Role Performance I (3)
  • MSN 570 Nurse Administrator: Role Performance II (3)

Nursing Education Certificate

The  Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education is for nurses with a master's in nursing who want to develop advanced knowledge and skills in curriculum development, student and program assessment, teaching and learning. Advanced health assessment, advanced pathophysiology, curriculum development, teaching strategies, testing and evaluation, and practice teaching with a faculty preceptor are included in the program. The Certificate Program consists of a total of 21 units.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Completion of a master's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution and ACEN/CNEA Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)  or CCNE-accredited nursing program or the equivalent.
  2.  Overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a four-point scale) in units attempted, or demonstrated academic ability as required by the faculty, following the appeal process.
  3. Residence in a state in which the School of Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills is permitted to deliver online education.
  4. United States RN licensure  must be unencumbered, unrestricted, with no probation or disciplinary action pending or imposed,
  5. Health clearance (immunity, etc.) is required prior to enrolling in a role performance course.
  6. Complete Application at CalState Apply(Video tutorial on how to apply)

Curriculum

Required Courses (18 units)

  • MSN 521 Advanced Health Assessment (2)
  • MSN 522 Advanced Health Assessment Lab (1)
  • MSN 529 Nurse Educator: Curriculum & Teaching (3)
  • MSN 539 Nurse Educator: Testing & Evaluation (3)
  • MSN 559 Nurse Educator: Role Performance I (3)
  • MSN 569 Nurse Educator: Role Performance II (3)
  • MSN 595/565 Pathopharmacology for Nurse Educators (3)

Electives: Select one of the following courses (3 units)

  • MSN 523. Family Assessment (3)
  • MSN 533. Theories of Aging (3)