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).
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Advanced Nursing Leadership
- Financial Management
- Practicum in Nursing Leadership
- Nursing Professional Paper
- Master's Project
- Master's Thesis
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesManagement, Organisation & Leadership Nursing View 1506 other Masters in Management, Organisation & Leadership in United States
- 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.
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In-State9108 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9108 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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