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Nursing Leadership

California State University Chico

M.Sc.
60 months
Duration
15444 USD/year
15444 USD/year
9108 USD/year
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About

There is great potential for nursing in the rapidly changing health care system. Nursing offers a variety of opportunities for service to society, for personal growth, and for professional development. The Nursing Leadership program is offered at California State University Chico.

Overview

National and international data reflect an ongoing shortage of nurses, particularly for nurses prepared at baccalaureate and master's levels. Nursing graduates are highly marketable in a variety of nursing positions. California State University Chico, Chico graduates are prepared to be the future leaders in nursing and are well regarded in the nursing community. The BSN programs are approved/accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN program is accredited by CCNE.

Application to the BSN Program

Only forty basic students are admitted to the Nursing Leadership program each semester. Because of high student demand, nursing has been declared an impacted area of study and special requirements for application to an impacted program apply (see Admissions). You must apply to the University during the first month of the initial filing period (November for the following fall semester and August for the following spring semester). A supplemental nursing application must be submitted by March 1 (for the fall) or by November 1 (for the spring). Special selection criteria are used to determine which students will be admitted.

Advanced Placement Admissions for LVNs

The LVN-BSN program for the School of Nursing has been discontinued. Applicants who hold LVN licenses may, however, qualify for advanced placement upon admission to our on-campus BN nursing program. LVNs may also choose an LVN 30-unit option, which meets the requirements for taking the RN licensing examination in California but does not lead to a BSN degree. LVN applicants must meet the application deadlines noted above.

RN-BSN Admissions

An RN-BSN track is available for ADN and diploma nurses, designed to accommodate distance and working nurses. All theory courses for this track are available online, typically requiring only 1 meeting on campus each semester (NURS 300W requires two on-campus meetings). The public health practicum course (N474R) may be available in the RN's local community. The working RN can complete this program in 15 months. See the RN-BSN advisor and the website for details.

MS in Nursing

The 30-unit, part-time online MSN curriculum has two options. The first prepares a Nurse Educator with a focus in Adult Health. Graduates of this option are prepared to teach in schools of nursing or within health care agency staff development departments. They are also prepared to provide advanced nursing care in a variety of health care delivery settings. The second option is Nursing Leadership. This option prepares graduate level nurses with advanced training in leadership and management to assume formal leadership roles in a variety of healthcare settings. The online program is geared to meet the needs of working nurses in rural areas. All the major theory courses are offered online; clinical and practice teaching courses can be arranged in the student's local community. Students are admitted once every two years (fall semester, even years).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Nursing Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Practicum in Nursing Leadership
  • Nursing Professional Paper
  • Master's Project
  • Master's Thesis

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.5

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
59

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to graduate and postbaccalaureate study, a student must hold an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association or must have completed an equivalent acceptable to the Office of Graduate Studies at California State University, Chico.
  • Applicants who wish to pursue a master's degree must have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester units of course work attempted and at least 3.0 in the last 30 units attempted. Applicants for unclassified status, such as qualifying for a teaching credential, must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in their last 60 semester units of course work attempted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15444 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    15444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15444 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    9108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9108 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.

Funding

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