The Nursing program of San Francisco State University provides excellent nursing education and academic activities emphasizing patient-center care, patient safety, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, informatics, leadership and lifelong learning for the students as well as faculty and staff.
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
This emphasis offers students in both the Entry Level MSN and the regular MSN programs the opportunity to take courses for certification by the California State Board of Registered Nursing and/or the American Nurse Credentialing Center. The CNS is an advanced practice nurse holding a master’s degree with an emphasis in a specific area of clinical nursing such as adult, women’s health, psychiatric and pediatrics. The role of the CNS is defined by the needs of a select client population and clinical expertise of the nurse.
This emphasis enables students in both the Entry Level MSN and the regular MSN programs to combine the nursing perspective and principles of business to become effective and successful managers and administrators. Elective courses can be taken through the College of Business with the advice and approval of an academic advisor.
Students completing this emphasis are prepared to assume nursing roles in a variety of care settings including public health, home health, and schools.
Master of Science graduates provide leadership and expertise in a variety of settings as expert clinicians, administrators/managers, teachers and researchers assuring health and healthcare for people of all ages. Clinical Nurse Specialists, as expert clinicians, managers, program planners and case managers, serve specific client/patient populations in acute, chronic, inpatient, and outpatient. Graduates of the nursing administration emphasis hold positions in nursing management, administration, and as entrepreneurs across a variety of health care settings. Graduates prepared as family nurse practitioners hold positions in a variety of primary care and hospital settings. Graduates of all emphases are eligible for positions in program planning and evaluation and to serve as clinical faculty for schools of nursing. The master's curriculum also prepares students for entry into nursing education at the doctoral level.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Human Development and Health Assessment Lab
- Health Promotion in Nursing
- Health Care Policy and Nursing Leadership
- Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Advanced Practice Nursing
- Reproductive Health Theory
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Theory
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- Submit Application to San Francisco State University via Cal State Apply
- A personal statement
- A set of official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended
- Three references (letter and reference form); at least one of these must address health-related work or volunteer experience. References must submit the reference letters themselves electronically.
- GRE scores
- English language proficiency (international students)
International8704 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
National8704 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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