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					      ADN to MSN Program
         MSN Program


          Mount St. Mary’s College
           Department of Nursing

       ~Student Handbook~
Approved 3/28/09
                                               TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
   Accuracy Statement ......................................................................................................................... 1.1
   College-Related Statements ............................................................................................................ 1.2
   Mission and Philosophy Statements ................................................................................................ 1.3
   Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) ................................................................... 1.5
   Courses offered by the MSN Program ............................................................................................. 1.6

ADN to MSN Program
 Policies
     General Policy Statement ........................................................................................................... 2.1
     Conditional Acceptance .............................................................................................................. 2.6
 Terminal Outcomes
     Bridge Curriculum ....................................................................................................................... 2.7
 Curriculum
     BSN Courses and CCNE's Core Curriculum Content for Baccalaureate Education ................. 2.8
     Bridge Curriculum ....................................................................................................................... 2.9
     Practicum Experience Overview .............................................................................................. 2.10
 Advisement
     Program Worksheet .................................................................................................................. 2.11
    Academic Planning Calendar .................................................................................................... 2.12
 Validation of Clinical Competence
    Policy ......................................................................................................................................... 2.13
    Letter to Supervisor ................................................................................................................... 2.14
    Form .......................................................................................................................................... 2.15

MSN Program
 Policies
     Admission ................................................................................................................................... 3.1
     Conditional Acceptance .............................................................................................................. 3.2
     Transfer of Credit ....................................................................................................................... 3.3
 Terminal Outcomes
     MSN Program Graduates ........................................................................................................... 3.4
     Individual MSN Tracks ................................................................................................................ 3.5
 Curriculum
     MSN Courses and CCNE's Core Curriculum Content for Graduate Education ........................ 3.6
     Prerequisite Courses for MSN Program Tracks ......................................................................... 3.7
     Practicum Experience Overview ................................................................................................ 3.8
     Electives for MSN Students ........................................................................................................ 3.9
 Thesis Project
     Thesis Requirements for MSN ................................................................................................. 3.10
     Written Project Report Guidelines ........................................................................................... 3.11
 Clinical NurseSpecialist Track
     Competencies for CNS and Post-MSN CNS Tracks ................................................................ 3.13
     Curriculum Grid for CNS Tracks............................................................................................... 3.14
     Academic Planning Calendar for CNS Track ........................................................................... 3.15
     Curriculum Grid for Post-MSN CNS Track ............................................................................... 3.16
     Academic Planning Calendar for Post-MSN CNS Track ........................................................ 3.17
     National Certification ................................................................................................................ 3.18
 Community/Public Health Track
     Competencies for Community/Public Health Track ................................................................. 3.19
     Curriculum Grid for Community/Public Health Track ............................................................... 3.20
     Academic Planning Calendar for Community/Public Health .................................................... 3.21
 Educator Track
     Competencies for Educator Track ............................................................................................ 3.22
   Curriculum Grid for Educator Track .......................................................................................... 3.23
   Academic Planning Calendar for Community/Public ................................................................ 3.24
Leadership/Administration Track
   Competencies for Leadership/Administration Track ................................................................ 3.25
   Curriculum Grid for Leadership/Administration Track ............................................................. 3.26
   Academic Planning Calendar for Leadership/Administration Track ......................................... 3.27

Additional Information
   Clinical Professional Appearance ............................................................................................... 4.1
                           ACCURACY STATEMENT


The Mount St. Mary's College Department of Nursing has made every effort to
determine that the statements in this Student Handbook are accurate.

The Department of Nursing reserves the right to make changes affecting
programs, policies, regulations, requirements, fees, and/or any other matters
contained in this Student Handbook.

All matters contained herein are subject to change without notice and the
Department of Nursing assumes no responsibility for misinterpretation by
students of policies and procedures as presented in this Student Handbook.

12/15/06; 11/30/08




                                       1.1
                     COLLEGE-RELATED STATEMENTS


The Mount St. Mary’s College Catalog contains the following and is available on
the college website www.msmc.la.edu.

   •   College Mission Statement
   •   Department of Nursing Philosophy
   •   General Information
   •   Academic Information
   •   Courses of Instruction

In addition, the Graduate Student Handbook may be accessed from the college
website.

10/03/08; 11/30/08




                                      1.2
          MISSION STATEMENT OF MOUNT ST. MARY’S COLLEGE

Mount St. Mary’s College offers a dynamic learning experience in the liberal arts
and sciences to a diverse student body. As a Catholic college primarily for
women, we are dedicated to providing a superior education enhanced by an
emphasis on building leadership skills and fostering a spirit to serve others. Our
measure of success is graduates who are committed to using their knowledge
and skills to better themselves, their environments, and the world (MSMC
Catalog 2008-2010, p. 4).


                  PHILOSOPHY OF THE NURSING PROGRAM

Nursing is a service to humanity. It is a profession committed to: the promotion
and restoration of health; the prevention of illness of individuals, families, groups,
and communities; and, support for a dignified death. It is the science whose main
concern involves the life processes that positively affect the health status and
integrity of persons, families, and groups within a diverse community.

Each student enters the program with a unique background for potential growth.
Students are active learners as they seek professional growth in an advanced
practice nursing role. Because each student is unique with different learning
potentials and different critical thinking skills, the expectation is that the student
will seek assistance and demonstrate growth at all stages of learning. The extent
to which this distinct potential is achieved is determined by behavioral changes,
which are observed and evaluated in the context of the expected outcomes of the
learning process. The faculty believes providing a supportive environment
enhances learning as the graduate student progresses through the program. The
faculty act as role models and therefore must be professionally competent. In
addition, they advise students and provide opportunities for assistance in the
event of academic difficulties.


             MISSION STATEMENT OF THE NURSING PROGRAM

The Nursing Programs are based on Mount St. Mary’s mission of providing a
superior education enhanced by an emphasis on building leadership skills and
fostering a spirit to serve others. The purpose is to prepare nurses in advanced
nursing theory and provide them with experiences within the changing patterns of
health care. The curriculum incorporates the American Association of Colleges of
Nursing’s (AANC) Essential Curriculum Elements (1996). These elements
include:

:




                                         1.3
   •   The utilization of research;
   •   The development of knowledge about health care policies, financing and
       health care organizations;
   •   The ability to identify, understand and analyze ethical issues and become
       accountable for one’s own actions in practice;
   •   Knowledge and experience in professional role development;
   •   An increased knowledge and application of theory as a foundation for
       practice;
   •   The enhancement of one’s knowledge about several aspects of human
       diversity and societal issues that affect and influence the nursing
       profession, as well as the application of this information to community
       education.

12/15/06, 10/03/08; 11/30/08




                                       1.4
          COMMISSION ON COLLEGIATE NURSING EDUCATION


The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program is accredited by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Nursing course work incorporates CCNE’s graduate core curriculum content
which is as follows:
   I. Research
  II. Policy, Organization, and Financing of Health Care
      A. Health Care Policy
      B. Organization of the Health Care Delivery System
      C. Health Care Financing
 III. Ethics
IV. Professional Role Development
  V. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
VI. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
The Graduate Nursing Core content is considered essential to all master’s
prepared nurses regardless of specialty.

In addition, the course work incorporates the Advanced Practice Nursing Core
Curriculum which is as follows:
   I. Advanced Health/Physical Assessment
  II. Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
 III. Advanced Pharmacology
The Advanced Practice Nursing Core is content essential for the delivery of
patient care at an advanced level.


08/01/06; 11/30/08




                                      1.5
              Courses Offered by the MSN Program (Course offerings subject to change; bridge only courses are numbered in the 100s; lunch break
                                                                     additional time)
                       Fall 2008                                                   Spring 2009                                                       Summer 2009
NUR 102 Professional Issues in Nursing Practice &        NUR 103 Leadership Styles & Managing a Diverse               NUR 105 Community & Public Health Nursing (2.5u)
Education (3u)                                           Workforce (2u)                                               Prereq: accepted into ADN to MSN program
Every Tuesday; 5:30 – 8:30 pm starting 8/26              Prereq: accepted into ADN to MSN program                     (10) Tuesdays 5/12-7/14/09; 6:00-8:45pm
Faculty: Dr. Canillas-Dufau                              8 Tuesdays 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 3/24, 4/07, 4/21    Faculty: Ms. Forsha
Room: B4-111                                             5:30 – 9:15 pm                                               Room:
                                                         Faculty: Dr. Canillas-Dufau                                  Abuse Content: Sat 6/27/09 (8:30-3:30); Sun 6/28/09; (8:30-11:30)
                                                         Room: B4-210                                                 Ms. Guine
                                                                                                                      Room:
NUR 200 Advanced Health                                  NUR 104 Leadership Practicum (1.5u)                          NUR 106 Community & Public Health Practicum (2u)
Assessment (4u)                                          Prereq: NUR 103 (may be taken concurrently with NUR 104)     Prereq: NUR 105 (may be taken concurrently with NUR 105)
Prereq: graduate status & accepted into MSN program      Practicum: 58 hours to be arranged with preceptor            Practicum: 90 hours (min 67.5 contact hours)
(6) Saturdays WEC 9/6, 9/20, 10/11, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6;   Seminar: (5) Wednesdays 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/08, 5/06         Mondays 5/18-7/20; 9 weeks
8:30 am – 6:30 pm                                        5:30-7:30pm                                                  Seminar: Mondays (Time TBA)
Faculty: Dr. Bruning, Dr. Vairo, Ms. Gima                Faculty: Dr. Blatti                                          Faculty: Dr. Bruning (sec 1); TBA (sec 2)
Room: B3-108                                             Room: B4-204                                                 Room:
NUR 201 Theoretical & Conceptual                         NUR 144A TOP Presentations (Technology of Professional       NUR 144B TOP Presentations (Technology of Professional
Foundations of Nursing (3u)                              Presentations) (1u)                                          Presentations) (1 u)
Prereq: accepted into ADN to MSN program or MSN          Prereq: accepted into ADN to MSN program                     Prereq: accepted into ADN to MSN program
program (Starting 8/28)                                  Sec 1: 1/15, 2/05, 2/26, OL 3/26, 4/16                       Section 1: 5/14, 6/4, 6/25, 7/16, 8/6
Sec 1: Dr. Otten =every Thurs 5:30 – 8:30pm              Sec 2: 1/22, 2/12, 3/12, OL 4/02, 4/23                       Section 2: 5/21, 6/11, 7/2, 7/23, 8/13
Room: B4-214                                             (4) Thursdays + 1 online meeting 6:00 – 9:00 pm              (4) Thursdays + 1 online meeting (OL date to be specified from above
Sec 2: Dr. Canillas-Dufau =every Thurs 5:30-8:30pm       Faculty: Dr. Haque                                           dates) 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room: B4-216                                             Room: B4-119 (both sections)                                 Faculty: Dr. Haque
                                                                                                                      Room:
NUR 202 Current Health Care Issues & Nursing             NUR 206 Educational Theories, Principles & Methods in        NUR 208 Curriculum Development & Evaluation (3u)
Roles (3u)                                               Nursing (3u)                                                 Prereq: NUR 201, 206
Prereq: graduate status & accepted into MSN              Prereq: NUR 201; graduate status & accepted into MSN         (6) Saturdays WEC 5/16, 5/30, 6/20, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8; 8:30 am – 4: 00 pm
program                                                  program                                                      Faculty: Dr. Otten
Sec 1: Dr. Canillas-Dufau = online (Starting 8/25)       Hybrid                                                       Room:
Sec 2: Ms. Miyo Minato =(6) Sundays WEC 9/7, 9/21,       Web: 1/12-5/07 Ms. Ortiz
10/12, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7                                 Lec: 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 3/10, 4/7, 5/5; 6-9:45 (Mr. Apeles)
8:30am–4:00pm                                            Room: B4-114A
Room: B4-119




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                       Fall 2008                                                  Spring 2009                                                        Summer 2009
                                                      NUR 240 Organizational Management & Finance in                  NUR 241 Marketing through the Art of Negotiation (3u)
                                                      Health Care (3u)                                                Prereq: graduate status & accepted into MSN program
                                                      Prereq: graduate status & accepted into MSN program             (6) Saturdays 5/23, 6/6, 6/13, 6/27, 7/18, 8/1; 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
                                                      Every Wednesday 1/14-5/6; 6-9pm                                 Held on different Saturdays than NUR 208
                                                      Faculty: Ms. Bushart                                            Faculty: Mr. Yang
                                                      Room: B4-114A                                                   Room:
NUR 245 Population Health & Public Policy (3u)        NUR 243 Theoretical Foundations of Leadership and               NUR 242 Health Care Epidemiology/Infection
Prereq: graduate status & accepted into MSN program   Community Health (1u)                                           Control (2u)
Every Tuesday; 6 – 9 pm starting 8/26                 Required bridge course for non-BSN students. Students may use   Prereq: graduate status & accepted into MSN program
Faculty: Ms. Smith                                    credit towards meeting their elective requirement. Others may   (5) Sundays 5/27, 6/14, 6/28, 7/19, 8/02 + 1 online meeting TBA
Room: B4-214                                          take this course as an elective.                                8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Abuse Content (10/25/08 –Sat 8:30am-4:30pm +          Prereq: graduate status & accepted into MSN program             Held on different Sundays than NUR 246
10/26/08 – Sun 2-5:30pm)                              Saturday/Sunday 1/24-1/25/09; 8:30 am – 4:00 pm                 Faculty: Ms. Pitt
Ms. Guine                                             Faculty: Dr. York                                               Room:
Room:                                                 Room: B4-119
NUR 250ABC Clinical Nurse Specialist                  NUR 244A TOP Presentations (Technology of Professional          NUR 243 Theoretical Foundations of Leadership and Community
Practicum (5u)                                        Presentations) (1u)                                             Health (1u)
Prereq: NUR 201, 206, 247, 290 (N/A for post-MSN      Prereq: graduate status and accepted into MSN program           Required bridge course for non-BSN students. Students may use credit
CNS track)                                            1/29, 2/19, 3/19, 4/30, OL 4/9                                  towards meeting their elective requirement. Others may take this course as
Practicum: 167 hours to be arranged with preceptor    (4) Thursdays + 1 online meeting 6:00-9:00pm                    an elective.
Seminar: 9 hours TBA                                  Faculty: Dr. Haque                                              Prereq: graduate status & accepted into MSN program
Faculty: Mr. Lemos                                    Room: B4-119                                                    Take in fall 8/15-8/16/09 Saturday/Sunday ; 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Room:                                                                                                                 Faculty: Dr. York
                                                                                                                      Room:
NUR 252B Leadership/Administration                    NUR 248 Advanced Pharmacology (2u)                              NUR 244B TOP Presentations (Technology of Professional
Practicum (4u)                                        Prereq: graduate status & accepted into MSN program             Presentations (1u)
Prereq: NUR 201, 240, 247, 290                        (6) Sundays WEC 1/18, 2/1, 2/22, 3/15, 3/29, 4/19               Prereq: graduate status and accepted into MSN program
Practicum: 114 hrs to be arranged with preceptor      8:30 am – 1:30 pm                                               5/28, 6/18, 7/9, 7/30, 8/20
Seminar: 6-8pm for 3 Wednesdays 8/27, 10/15, 12/3     Faculty: Ms. Gima                                               (4) Thursdays + 1 online meeting (OL date to be specified from above
Faculty: Dr. Blatti                                   Room: B3-108                                                    dates) 6:00-9:00pm
Room: B4-206                                                                                                          Faculty: Dr. Haque
                                                                                                                      Room:
NUR 296 Thesis Project Seminar (3u)                   NUR 250ABC Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum (5u)             NUR 246 Advanced Pathophysiology (2u)
Prereq: NUR 201, 290                                  Prereq: NUR 201, 206, 247, 290 (N/A for post-MSN CNS track)     Prereq: graduate status & accepted into MSN program
(6) Saturdays 9/6, 9/20, 10/11, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6     Practicum: 167 hours to be arranged with preceptor              (6) Sundays WEC 5/17, 5/31, 6/21, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9; 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
8:30am-4:00pm                                         Seminar: 1/18 Sun 1-4pm, 3/14 Sat 9am-12pm, 5/2 Sat 9am-        Faculty: Ms. Gima
Faculty: Dr. York; Dr. Haque                          12pm                                                            Room:
Room: B4-207                                          Faculty: Mr. Lemos
                                                      Room: B5-C221 (Conf. Room)




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                      Fall 2008                                                  Spring 2009                                                           Summer 2009
                                                       NUR 251A Community /Public Health Practicum (4u)                  NUR 247 Foundations & Ethical Principles in Leadership &
                                                       Prereq: NUR 201, 206, 245, 290                                    Consultation (2u)
                                                       Practicum: 90 hours to be arranged with preceptor                 Prereq: graduate status & accepted into MSN program
                                                       Seminar: 5-8pm for 10 Tuesdays 1/13-3/17                          (8) Wednesdays 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29
                                                       Faculty: Ms. Smith                                                 5:30-9:15pm
                                                       Room: B4-211                                                      Faculty: Dr. Canillas-Dufau
                                                                                                                         Room:
NUR 297 Nsg Education Practicum II (5u)                NUR 290 Nursing Research & Methodologies (3u)                     NUR 250ABC Clinical Nurse Specialist Practicum (5u)
Prereq: NUR 201, 206, 208, 290                         Prereq: Statistics, NUR 201; graduate status                      Prereq: NUR 201, 206, 247, 290 (N/A for post-MSN CNS track)
Practicum: 135 hours to be arranged with preceptor     (6) Saturdays WEC 1/17, 1/31, 2/21, 3/14, 3/28, 4/18              Practicum: 167 hours to be arranged with preceptor
Seminar: (5) Wednesdays 8/27, 9/10, 10/8, 11/5, 12/3   8:30 am – 4:00 pm                                                 Seminar: 9 hours TBA
5:30-8:30pm                                            Faculty: Dr. York                                                 Faculty: Mr. Lemos
Faculty: Dr. Canillas-Dufau or Dr. Sato                Room: B4-119                                                      Room:
Room: B4-207
                                                                                                                         NUR 251B Community /Public Health Practicum (4u)
                                                                                                                         Prereq: NUR 201, 206, 245, 290
                                                                                                                         Practicum: 90 hours to be arranged with preceptor
                                                                                                                         Seminar: 5-8pm for 10 Tuesdays 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 7/14,
                                                                                                                         7/21, 7/28, 8/4
                                                                                                                         Faculty: Ms. Smith
                                                                                                                         Room:
                                                                                                                         NUR 252A Leadership/Administration Practicum (4u)
                                                                                                                         Prereq: NUR 201, 240, 247 (247 may be taken concurrently), 290
                                                                                                                         Practicum: 114 hours to be arranged with preceptor
                                                                                                                         Seminar: 6-8pm for 3 Thursdays 5/14, 6/25, 8/6
                                                                                                                         Faculty: Ms. Quaye
                                                                                                                         Room:
Revised 3/29/09                                        The nursing courses cannot be waived nor taken as independent     NUR 295 Nursing Education
                                                       study regardless of the student’s professional experiences. The   Practicum I (4u)
                                                       MSN student is encouraged to grow in her/his professional role    Prereq: NUR 201, 206, 208 (208 may be taken concurrently)
                                                       both in depth and breadth thus maximizing the benefits of         Practicum: 105 hours to be arranged with preceptor
                                                       receiving a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Mount St.    Seminar: (5) Thursdays 5/14, 5/21, 6/11, 6/25, 8/6
                                                       Mary’s College.                                                   5:30-8:30pm
                                                                                                                         Faculty: Ms. Ortiz
                                                                                                                         Room:




                                                                                              1.8
                      ADN to MSN GENERAL POLICY STATEMENT

Admission

Applicants to the ADN to MSN Program apply through the Graduate Division using the same
process as MSN applicants, e.g. onsite writing sample, interview, etc. Students in the ADN to
MSN Program are accepted as Undergraduates (UG) while they progress through the Bridge
Program (3 trimesters). During the Bridge Program students:

    •   follow UG academic policies;
    •   are considered as UG for financial aid;
    •   complete a minimum of 3 lower division General Studies (GS) courses; and,
    •   are advised by the MSN Program, including choice of option for MSN track.

Applications for the ADN to MSN Program are accepted for the spring, summer or fall semesters.
Applicants must meet the Mount St. Mary’s College and Nursing Department requirements for
admission to the ADN to MSN Program and adhere to application deadlines.

Requirements of Admission Include:

    •   An Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or its equivalent in nursing from a regionally
        accredited and BRN approved institution.
    •   Diploma prepared nurses must meet with a Graduate Program Advisor to review
        transcripts. Additional coursework may be required.
    •   A current and clear license issued by the BRN in the state of California.*
    •   GPA 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester units of course work.
    •   On-site writing assessment and interview with Graduate Program Advisor.
    •   Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification.
    •   Professional Liability Insurance (for lab/clinical courses).
    •   Current medical clearance per department standards and/or agency requirements.

    *Completion of one year of work experience as a registered nurse is recommended.


Transfer Credit

Credit for courses taken in other accredited colleges or universities is transferable provided that
the transferred courses satisfy requirements at MSMC (See College Catalog, “Advanced
Standing”). Only courses where a grade of C or better was earned will be considered for transfer
credit.

Associate in Arts degree students are awarded transfer credit for general studies courses, which
are comparable to MSMC courses. A maximum of 66 units may be transferred from a community
college and applied toward the 124-unit degree requirement for the BSN degree.
Students with an ADN are credited with 32 units of nursing course work toward degree
requirements with a satisfactory rating on the Validation of Clinical Competence form.

Transfer credit will not be awarded for BSN course work taken at another accredited institution.
The only exception to this policy would be consideration to the student who has taken
Community/Public Health Nursing and has a current PHN certificate through the California BRN.




4/30/08; 05/01/08; 05/19/08, 6/22/08; 11/30/08
                                                       2.1
Credit for Nursing Courses
When a student is licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of California, credit for
courses equivalent to MSMC lower and upper division nursing courses are transferable. The
courses must have been completed through an accredited college or university to be accepted
as transfer units.

With a satisfactory rating on the Validation of Clinical Competence form, up to 32 units of credit
is awarded for nursing courses. These units are held in escrow until the student has completed
30 units of course work at MSMC. The unit distribution is as follows:

4 units of lower division credit will be awarded for the following equivalent coursework:

    •   NUR 60 Adaptation Nursing Theory                           (award 2u out of 3u)
    •   NUR 53A Fundamentals of Nursing Theory                            (2u)

28 semester units of upper division credit will be awarded for the following equivalent course
work:
    • NUR 135 - Pharmacology in Nursing                                    (2u)
    • NUR 134 - Issues in Professional Nursing                             (2u)
    • NUR 160 - Adaptation Nursing: Childbearing Family                    (2.5u)
    • NUR 161 - Practicum: Childbearing Family                             (2.5u)
    • NUR 162 - Adaptation Nursing: Children                               (2.5u)
    • NUR 163 - Practicum: Children                                        (2.5u)
    • NUR 164 - Adaptation Nursing: Advanced Medical/Surgical              (2.5u)
    • NUR 165 - Practicum: Advanced Medical/Surgical                       (2.5u)
    • NUR 166 - Adaptation Nursing: Mental Health                          (2.5u)
    • NUR 167 - Practicum: Mental Health                                   (2.5u)
    • NUR 190 - Adaptation Nursing: Older Adult                            (1.5u)
    • NUR 191 - Practicum: Older Adult                                     (2.5u)

In addition, students can transfer in courses to meet the Nursing Prerequisite Courses and
College General Studies requirements. This will include:

Communication Skills                                                                8 units
        English 1A               Freshman English                                   3 units
        English 1B or 1C         Freshman English                                   3 units
        Speech 10                Introduction to Communication                      2 units

Arts and Sciences                                                                   40 units
        Art/Music, Literature, History, and Economics/Politics                      12 units
        Must include all 4 subject areas

        Natural and Physical Sciences
        Bio 3                   Microbiology (with lab)                             4 units
        Bio 40A                 Human Anatomy (with lab)                            4 units
        Bio 50B                 Human Physiology (with lab)                         4 units
                                Chemistry or Physics                                4 units
        Math
        Math 38                 Elements of Probability and Statistics              3 units

        Social and Behavioral Sciences
        PSY 1                  General Psychology                                   3 units
        PSY 12                 Lifespan Developmental Psychology                    3 units
        SOC 5                  Sociological Perspectives or Cultural Anthropology   3 units

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Philosophy (6-9 units) and Religious Study (6-9 units) minimum               15 units
        RST 149                 Biomedical Issues in Christian Ethics        3 units

        PHIL 5                  Introduction to Logic – OR-                  3 units
        PHIL 10                 Critical Thinking

        Philosophical Ideals    See Catalog for selected courses (VB-1)      3 units

        Religious Study         See Catalog for selected courses in          3 units
                                Scripture, Christian Thought, Religion and
                                Religions (VA-1, VA-2, VA-4)

        Philosophy –OR-         One additional course                        3 units
        Religious Study

Diversity (see Catalog)                                                      6 units

Quantitative Literacy (see Catalog)                                          6 units

                          Courses in ADN-to-BSN Credit Distribution
                                                                                       Units
Category

Credit for ADN Nursing           4 lower division nursing units
Courses                          28 upper division nursing units                       T=32




General Studies Courses                                                                T=73
                                 Communication                                  8
                                 Art, Literature, History, Economics           12
                                 Sciences                                      16
                                 Math                                           3
                                 Social and Behavioral Sciences                9
                                 Religious Study                               6
                                 Philosophy                                     6
                                 RST or PHIL                                   3
                                 Electives                                     10


ADN to MSN Program                                                                     T=19

Credit toward BSN
                                 NUR 102 Issues in Adv. Practice Roles          3
                                 NUR 103 Leadership                             2
                                 NUR 104 Leadership Practicum                  1.5
                                 NUR 105 Community Health                      2.5
                                 NUR 106 Community Health Practicum             2
                                 NUR 144A Technology of Professional
                                            Presentations                       1
                                 NUR 144B Technology of Professional
                                           Presentations                        1


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                                                 2.3
                                  NUR 201* Theoretical and Conceptual
                                            Foundations in Nursing                    3
                                  NUR 290* Nursing Research and                       3
                                  Methodologies


                                                                                            BSN
                                                                                            total =
                                                                                            124
                                                                                            (min
                                                                                            of 45
                                                                                            UD
                                                                                            units)

*Double Count BSN and MSN degree credit. For e.g., students in the MSN Educator Track will
have a decrease in requirements from 37 to 31 units.

To be eligible to start the ADN to MSN Program the following general studies courses must be
completed with a grade of “C” or better:
    • Critical Thinking
    • English Composition (1B)
    • Speech

Completion of General Studies Courses

Students are strongly encouraged to complete as many of the general studies and elective
requirements as possible prior to starting the ADN to MSN Program. Only 3 general studies and
electives can be taken concurrently with MSN courses and must be upper division level general
studies courses. All general studies and electives must be completed prior to the start of the last
trimester in the MSN program.

Academic Progression/Probation Policy

Undergraduate Policy:
A grade of C- or below in a required course or a nursing course is not accepted. If a grade of C-
or below is received in any course, that course must be repeated and a grade of C or higher must
be received before transitioning to the MSN Program. A student is placed on academic probation
for failing to maintain a 2.0 GPA for all courses undertaken in a term. A student must achieve a
GPA of 2.0 or higher, based on the next 12 letter graded units in order to continue in the college.

Graduate Policy:
Failure of a graduate student to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA places the student on probation.
The student will be notified in writing from the Office of the Graduate Dean regarding the
probation. A student on probation must achieve a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher during the next
two semesters in order to be reinstated to regular standing and may be required to take fewer
units of work while on probation.

Graduate Policies apply to all students who have been advanced to graduate standing. Please
see the MSMC Catalog and Graduate Student Handbook for graduate policy information.


Academic Dismissal

See undergraduate academic policies in the MSMC catalog.

4/30/08; 05/01/08; 05/19/08, 6/22/08; 11/30/08
                                                 2.4
Graduate Policy:
A student is subject to dismissal for failure to maintain a 3.0 GPA during the probationary period.
Failure to comply with the requirements and regulations of the graduate program and/or the
College may also subject a student to dismissal. The Graduate Dean and/or the Graduate
Council have the authority to dismiss students and to suspend dismissal.

Leave of Absence

The Leave of Absence (LOA) policy for Undergraduate students as described in the MSMC
catalog will be followed with Undergraduate students in the ADN to MSN Program.
Undergraduate students may submit a petition to the Undergraduate Dean to take coursework at
another institution while on a LOA and Graduate students will submit a petition to the Graduate
Dean.

Graduation Requirements

Students may apply for a BSN under the following conditions:
    • completed total of at least 124 semester units; 45 of these units must be upper division
       units;
    • satisfactory completion of the Bridge curriculum as defined by program
    • completed the General Studies program as outlined for a baccalaureate degree; AND,
    • satisfactorily completed the following MSN courses as defined by the program
       • NUR 201 Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations in Nursing (taken during Bridge)
       • NUR 290 Research (taken trimester 2 of 4)
       • MSN Practica series of selected track.

Transition to the MSN Program/Advance to Graduate (GR) standing

To be eligible to progress to the MSN Program and advance to GR standing the following will apply:
    • Successful completion of all ADN to MSN Bridge level nursing courses;
    • Only 3 outstanding GS courses can be taken at the upper division level and will be charged
         graduate tuition rate;
    • Statistics is a prerequisite to NUR 290;
    • Cumulative GPA is 3.0 or higher in last 60 semester units
    • Adhere to GR academic policies;

Residency Requirement

To satisfy the requirements for the degree, students must earn a minimum of the final 30 (of the last
39) units of credit at MSMC. A waiver of this requirement is at the discretion of the Undergraduate and
Graduate Dean through the College petition process.

Once admitted to MSMC, students are expected to only pursue study at MSMC during the fall spring,
and summer semesters. Students seeking an exception to the Concurrent Enrollment Policy must file
an academic petition and transfer of credit clearance form prior to registration at another institution.

Students may take no more than 9 units per year concurrently at another institution while enrolled at
MSMC. However, students must have approval of the program director for concurrent enrollment and
file both an academic petition and a transfer of credit clearance form prior to registration at another
institution.




4/30/08; 05/01/08; 05/19/08, 6/22/08; 11/30/08, 3/9/09
                                                  2.5
                         CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE


A student admitted to the ADN to MSN Program under conditional acceptance
must meet the following criterion in order to progress:

   1. During the first trimester, the student must complete at Mount St. Mary’s
      College a minimum of six (6) units of approved course work with a GPA of
      3.0 or higher.
   2. Approval from the MSN Program Director confirming the student as fully
      accepted into the ADN to MSN program.

The above two elements are required to continue in the ADN to MSN Program
beyond the first trimester. Conditional admission is admission for one trimester.




06/14/08 Approved




                                        2.6
             TERMINAL OUTCOMES OF BRIDGE CURRICULUM


At the completion of the ADN to MSN Bridge curriculum, the students will be able
to:

   1. demonstrate awareness for the ethical quality of one’s own practice.

   2. utilize research to initiate Evidence-Based Practice innovation in care
      practice; ask research questions and conduct research under the
      guidance of a researcher.

   3. demonstrate ability to manage the health care team by delivering patient-
      focused care with a progression to more advanced levels of leadership.
      Leadership is evident in appropriate delegation, conflict resolution, and
      coordination of team assignments based on unit need.

   4. develop skills of negotiation, open communication, and collegial
      collaboration with multidisciplinary care providers.

   5. Transition into the MSN program as a graduate student.




                                       2.7
                      BSN COURSES and CCNE’S CORE CURRICULUM CONTENT FOR BACCALAUREATE
                                                   EDUCATION


Course       Basic            Beginning     Information    Healthcare         Interprofessional   Clinical       Professionalism Baccalaureate
             Organizational   Scholarship   Management &   Policy, finance,   Communication       Prevention &   & Professional Generalist
             & Systems        for EBP       Patient Care   and Regulatory     & Collaboration     Population     Values          Nursing
             Leadership for                 Technology     Environments       for Improving       Health for                     Practice
             Quality Care                                                     Patient Health      Optimizing
                                                                              Outcomes            Health



102                   X             X                             X                                                     X              X
103                   X                           X               X                   X                                 X              X
104                   X             X             X               X                   X                                 X              X
105                   X                                           X                   X                 X               X              X
106                                               X               X                                     X               X              X
144A                                              X                                                                     X

144B                                              X                                                                     X

201                                 X                                                 X                 X               X

290                   X             X                                                                                   X




Based on revised essentials
4/05/09
                                                                  2.8
                                                              ADN to MSN BRIDGE CURRICULUM

Entry can be at any point on the trimester calendar.

Semester 1—Fall = 9 units                                    Semester 2—Spring = 7.5 units                                Semester 3—Summer = 8.5 units

NUR 201*      Theoretical and Conceptual        (3)          NUR 103       Leadership Styles and              (2)         NUR 105       Community and Public Health      (2.5)
              Foundations of Nursing                                        Managing a Diverse Workforce                                Nursing/Abuse Class
              (Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm)                                      (Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm)                                       (Theory TBA; Abuse 1 Sat or Sun)

NUR 102       Professional Issues in Nursing    (3)          NUR 104        Leadership Practicum            (1.5)         NUR 106        Community and Public Health       (2)
              Practice and Education                                        (Practicum 62 hours + Seminar 6                              Nursing Practicum
              (Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm)                                         hours)                                                     (Practicum 90 hours + Seminar 6 hours)

RST 149       Bioethics                         (3)          NUR 144A       Technology of Professional       (1)          NUR 144B      Technology of                      (1)
                                                                             Presentations                                              Professional Presentations
                                                                           (4 Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm + 1 online)                         (4 Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm + 1 online)

                                                             GS             General Study                     (3)         GS            General Study                         (3)

*NUR 201 is a core MSN course and counts toward the BSN/MSN degree requirements. In addition, NUR 290 Nursing Research and Methodologies (3 units) taken in the MSN
Program and the MSN practica series of selected track counts toward the BSN/MSN degree requirements.

This program offers a career mobility option for ADN graduates. The ADN to MSN Program allows nurses with an Associate Degree in Nursing to achieve a Bachelor and Master
degree in Nursing in as little as three years. The accelerated program includes modified baccalaureate courses with special attention given to professional development issues to
ensure a smooth transition into graduate studies. Registered Nurse graduates of diploma programs will need to discuss curriculum options with the Director of the MSN Program, as
additional course work may be necessary.

Applicants for this program have graduated from an Associate Degree in Nursing Program and are licensed to practice nursing as an RN in the state of California. The ideal candidate
for this program will have a minimum of one year of professional nursing experience before applying.

Before starting the ADN to MSN Program, students must complete the basic four general studies requirements. This includes ethics, critical thinking, English composition, and speech.
Other general studies courses can be taken concurrently. A mathematical statistics course must be completed prior to NUR 290 (Nursing Research and Methodologies). General
studies courses that meet articulation standards can be transferred in for credit. MSMC permits a maximum of 66 transferable units from a community college. To be considered for the
ADN to MSN Program, applicants need a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester units of course work.

The ADN to MSN Bridge can be completed in one year as a full-time student. Students are introduced to masters level courses in the bridge program by taking NUR 201
Theoretical/Conceptual Foundations of Nursing. MSN tracks include: Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult Health), Community/Public Health, and Leadership. There is an
additional 29-37 units of course work which can be completed in 4 to 6 trimesters depending on selected track.

revised 12/05/07; 12/27/07; 01/03/08; 2/6/08; 03/02/08, 03/16/08, 04/15/08, 06/07/08, 11/30/08




                                                                                        2.9
             ADN to MSN PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

The student must satisfy the health requirements/clearances as outlined in the
MSMC Catalog. In addition, individual agencies may have other requirements
that must be met before beginning the practicum.

The student is responsible for finding her/his own preceptor. However, in some
instances the faculty may assist the student in locating a preceptor.
A preceptor needs to be identified from the list of facilities contracted with MSMC
within one month prior to the start of the practicum. Please allow 4 months for the
contract process if a contract needs to be obtained with your desired agency.

The practicum courses cannot be waived nor taken as independent study
regardless of the student’s professional experiences. The ADN to MSN student is
encouraged to grow in her/his role as an advanced practice nurse both in depth
and breadth; thus, maximizing the benefits of receiving Bachelor and Master of
Science in Nursing degrees from Mount St. Mary’s College.




04/17/08




                        ADN to MSN PROGRAM WORKSHEET



                                       2.10
   NAME:                                                                  DATE:                           ADVISOR:


                                                                                                             UNITS=
                                    UNITS
                                                                     SEMESTE      Advanced Placement                                                     SEMESTE
                                                       INSTITUTION                                                             GR       INSTITUTION
     GE Requirements                 LD       GR                      RYEAR        Credit for Previous           32                                         R
                                     UD                                           Nursing Course Work        4      28                                      YEAR
                                                                                                                 LD
                                                                                                                 UD
                                                                                  NUR 60                     2                         Competency form received
                                                                                  NUR 53A                    2                         on:
                                                                                  NUR 134                               2
   I. Comm Skills
                                                                                  NUR 135                               2
   (min 7 units)
                                                                                  NUR 160                             2.5
                                                                                  NUR 161                             2.5
   A. Written (6u)
                                                                                  NUR 162                             2.5
   ENG 1A
                                                                                  NUR 163                             2.5
   ENG 1B or 1C
                                                                                  NUR 164                             2.5
                                                                                  NUR 165                             2.5
   B. Oral (2u)
                                                                                  NUR 166                             2.5
   SPE 10
                                                                                  NUR 167                             2.5
                                                                                  NUR 190                             1.5
                                                                                  NUR 191                             2.5
   II. Crit. Thinking (3u)                                                        Electives = 10 units
   (ENG 1c, PHI 5,                                                                1.
   PHI 10, PHI 155)                                                               2.
   III A Art or Music                                                             3.
   III B Literature                                                               4.
                                                                                  5.
   III C History                                                                  6.
   III D Nat & Phy Sci                                                            MSN Practica in order                         NOTE: Calculate these units upon
               Microbiology                                                       to apply for BSN:           Units                 evaluation of transcript
                   Anatomy                                                        NUR______                  applied
                Physiology                                                        NUR______                  To MSN
        Chemistry/Physics                                                         NUR______
   III E Math (Statistics)                                                        Lower division units=
   III F Soc & Beha Sci                                                           Upper division
                Psychology                                                        units=(45 min)
            Lifespan Psych
                  Sociology                                                       AA Transfer units(66)=
   III G Econ / Pol                                                               Total units (124) =
   IV (N/A)

                           V. RELIGIOUS STUDIES & PHIL RQMT TOTAL (15)                  VI. DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT (6)                      VII.
                                                              QUANTITATIVE LITERACY (6)
                     UNITS          SEM/               UNITS          SEM/               UNITS          SEM/                                UNITS             SEM/
    COURSE                    GR            COURSE             GR           COURSE                GR          COURSE                                   GR
                     LD UD           YR                LD UD           YR                LD UD           YR                                 LD UD              YR
   RST 149                                  PHI                                                               QL 1 or
   Bioethics                                Ideas                                                             QL 2
   RST Cat                                                                                                    QL 1 or
                                            PHI
   1,2,4                                                                                                      QL 2
                                           RST or
                                           PHIL

                     BRIDGE
                       UNITS                                                                               UNITS
                                      GRADE        INSTITUTION       SEM/YR                                                 GRADE      INSTITUTION          SEM/YR
   COURSE             LD UD                                                             COURSE             LD UD

NUR 102                       3                      MSMC                                                        2
                                                                                NUR 106
NUR 103                       2                      MSMC                       NUR 144B                         1                        MSMC
                                                                                NUR 201
NUR 104                       1.5                    MSMC                       (counted towards                 3                        MSMC
                                                                                BSN units)
                                                                                NUR 290
NUR 144A                      1                      MSMC                       (counted towards                 3                        MSMC
                                                                                BSN units)
NUR 105                      2.5




                                                                               2.11
                     ADN to MSN ACADEMIC PLANNING CALENDAR


ACADEMIC PLANNING CALENDAR FOR:________________________________

Status: FT________PT________

Expected graduation date:_______________

       YEAR 1                 YEAR 2                 YEAR 3         YEAR 4
Fall 20___              Fall 20___              Fall 20___       Fall 20___
Total units___          Total units___          Total units___   Total units___




Spring 20___            Spring 20___            Spring 20___     Spring 20___
Total units___          Total units___          Total units___   Total units___




Summer 20___            Summer 20___            Summer 20___     Summer 20___
Total units___          Total units___          Total units___   Total units___




REQUIRED BRIDGE COURSES: NUR 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 144A, 144B, 201, 290,
MSN Practica, RST 149.

General Education:
  • VI Diversity (6 u min) = OB theory (2.5); Soc (3.0)


COMMENTS:


04/14/08; 11/30/08
               POLICY: VALIDATION OF NURSING COMPETENCE



                                         2.12
As part of our criteria for awarding transfer credit for previous nursing course
work earned through an ADN program, the validation of clinical competence form
needs to be completed and returned to the Director of the MSN Program.

The competence validation form is due upon completion of Bridge courses and
prior to advancement to graduate standing. The form must note at a minimum
satisfactory competence as assessed by current nursing supervisor.

Student Responsibility:
         • Notify MSN Department of name of supervisor, name of medical
            center, and address
         • Inform supervisor that a letter requesting completion of a
            competency form will be coming from the MSN Program


Department Responsibility:
        • Mail letter of request for completion of competency verification form
        • Provide the return self-addressed stamped envelope with letter and
            Competency Validation Form
        • Follow-up verification to Registrar that form received and
            competency demonstrated is at a minimal level of “satisfactory”




12/07/08
Rev. 1/07/09, 01/17/09, 4/5/09




                                      2.13
                                 LETTER TO SUPERVISOR


Date


Name
Address


Dear XXXXX,

You have been identified by XXXXXXX, a student in our ADN to MSN program at Mount St.
Mary’s College, as the supervisor and person most appropriate to validate clinical
competence.

In order to award clinical units for experience during previous nursing clinical education, we
require that the student demonstrates a level of clinical competence appropriate to his/her
area of employment. Please take a few minutes to review this form with your assessment of
XXXXX’s clinical competency.

Once completed, please return with your business card in the envelope provided. I
appreciate your time and expertise in completing this form. If you have any questions, please
do not hesitate to contact me at (213) 477-2980 or msato@msmc.la.edu


Sincerely,



Dr. Marsha Sato
Associate Professor and Director
ADN to MSN Program
MSN Program


Applicant: I understand that under the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy
Act of 1974, I have access to the form verifying clinical competency.

I □do □do not waive my right of access to this form.

Print student’s name_____________________________________________________

Student’s signature_________________________________Date_________________




12/07/08
Revised 1/07/09




                                             2.14
                             VALIDATION OF CLINICAL COMPETENCE

Student Name: _______________________________

Please return in envelope provided along with your business card to:
                                             Dr. Marsha Sato, Director MSN Program
                                             Mount St. Mary’s College
                                             10 Chester Place
                                             Los Angeles, CA 90007

As part of our criteria for awarding transfer credit for previous nursing course work earned through an ADN
program, this validation of clinical competence needs to be completed and returned to the Director of the
MSN Program. Thank you for taking the time to assist us in this process.
                    E=Excellent          S=Satisfactory         U=Unsatisfactory

                                                                                       E         S       U
Provider of Care
•   Applies nursing theory and knowledge of pathophysiology when delivering
    patient care.
•   Demonstrates an understanding of the principles underlying common diagnostic
    and therapeutic measures.
•   Demonstrates an awareness of evidence based practice and competency in
    safe delivery of patient care.
•   Sets priorities in planning care based on hierarchy of needs.
Nursing process
•   Utilizes the nursing process when providing care of assigned patients.
•   Considers patient variables including age, developmental level, health status,
    gender, lifestyle, culture, religion and economic background when planning
    individualized patient care.
Manager of Care
•   Functions effectively as a member of the healthcare team.
•   Demonstrates leadership skills utilizing principles of management, delegation,
    change process, group process and systems theory.
Communication
•   Uses effective communication skills with patients, families, co-workers,
    physicians, and other interdisciplinary team members.
•   Documents patient care accurately and appropriately in the medical record.
Teaching
•   Identifies learning needs of the patient, family, and other healthcare team
    members.
•   Develops and Implements appropriate teaching plans for patients, families and
    groups.
•   Evaluates teaching effectiveness & modifies plans as needed.
Professional Role
•   Functions within the legal boundaries of nursing practice.
•   Recognizes moral, ethical, and legal issues relevant to the nursing profession
    and health care delivery system.
•   Demonstrates professional growth.

Comments: Please address any unsatisfactory responses.

Supervisor Signature: _________________________________________               Date: _________________

Institution: __________________________________________________


1/16/09, 4/5/09




                                                   2.15
                                    MSN ADMISSION POLICY

The following criteria pertain to admission into the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Program:
       1. Applicants have an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited
           institution, e.g. Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Non-BSN degree
           holders are required to complete a bridge course (NUR 243) during their course
           of graduate studies. Applicants for the post-MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist track
           have received a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in
           nursing or related to nursing as outlined by the Board of Registered Nursing for
           Clinical Nurse Specialist certification. Applications are accepted for the fall,
           spring, or summer trimesters.
       2. Applicants for the Clinical Nurse Specialist and post-MSN Clinical Nurse
           Specialist tracks have completed a minimum of one year full-time continuous
           clinical experience in the chosen specialty as a licensed Registered Nurse within
           the last five years. The Admissions Committee of the MSN Program will review
           and approve the quality of the applicant’s clinical experience.
       3. Possess a valid and clear, current Registered Nurse license to practice in the state of
           California.
       4. Have earned a grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 semester units or the last
           90 quarter units of course work.
       5. Have completed a course in statistics or research as a prerequisite to NUR 290 (not
           applicable to post-MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist track.)
       6. Complete the Graduate Student application and statement of interest.
       7. Submit two letters of recommendation.
       8. Verify health clearances.
       9. Have current CPR certification - American Heart Association Basic Life Support
           (BLS) Healthcare Provider.
       10. Provide proof of malpractice insurance.

Applicants who meet eligibility requirements are:
       1. Interviewed by the MSN Program Director or program designee.
       2. Required to complete an on-site writing sample (not applicable to post-MSN CNS
           applicants).
Decisions are recommended to the Graduate Dean regarding acceptance.

Students accepted into the MSN Program:

       1. Must take all required nursing courses at MSMC.
       2. Are allowed to defer their admission for up to one year. For e.g., if a student is
          accepted in the fall, she/he may defer admission until the following fall. If
          accepted students do not enter within one year, they must reapply to the
          program.


   06/12/06; 12/20/06; 11/30/08



                                  CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE



                                               3.1
A student admitted to the MSN program under conditional acceptance must meet
the following criterion in order to progress:

   3. During the first semester, the student must complete at Mount St. Mary’s
      College a minimum of six (6) units of approved course work at the
      graduate level with an overall 3.0 GPA.
   4. Approval from the MSN Program Director confirming the student as fully
      accepted.

The above two elements are required to continue in the MSN program beyond
the first semester. Conditional admission is admission for one semester.




                                      3.2
                        MSN TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICY


      1. Obtain a “Petition for the Transfer of Graduate Credit” from the Director of
         the MSN Program.
            • Only graduate level courses from an accredited graduate program
               can be transferred in for graduate level credit*. Correspondence
               and extension courses are not transferable.
            • Courses must have been taken within seven (7) years of the date
               on which the student was accepted into the MSN Program. A grade
               of “B” or better was earned in the course.
         (See MSMC catalog)

      2. If a student has more than six (6) credits to petition to transfer, a general
         academic petition form must be submitted requesting that the MSN
         program consider accepting more than six (6) units of graduate credit into
         the MSN program.

      3. An official transcript must be mailed directly to the Registrar’s Office
         (Doheny Campus) from the attended college.

      4. The completed form is submitted to the Director of MSN Program for
         review who will forward the petition to the Graduate Dean, if appropriate.

      5. The student will verify with the Registrar’s Office regarding the transfer of
         credit to MSMC.

   *For CNS and post-MSN CNS students:
   NUR 246 Advanced Pathophysiology and NUR 248 Advanced Pharmacology
   cannot be transferred in and must be taken at MSMC while enrolled in the CNS
   or post-MSN CNS tracks.

06/27/06
Revised 11/17/06; 11/30/08




                                           3.3
       TERMINAL OUTCOMES OF MSN PROGRAM GRADUATES


At the completion of the MSN Program, graduates will be able to:

   1. model accountability for the ethical quality of one’s own practice.

   2. utilize research data as a change agent to improve health care systems
      and influence public health policy as well as incorporate the data into their
      evidence-based practice.

   3. assume leadership positions in a variety of health care agencies, colleges,
      or universities.

   4. develop expertise in order to assume roles such as educators, leaders,
      expert clinicians, and clinical nurse specialists in health care agencies,
      colleges, or universities.

04/08/06; 12/20/06; 11/30/08




                                        3.4
           TERMINAL OUTCOMES FOR INDIVIDUAL MSN TRACKS


EDUCATOR TRACK
At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:
    1. Assume the role of educator in either an agency or academic setting.
    2. Be eligible for Board of Registered Nursing approval to assume the role of
       faculty in pre-licensure nursing programs.

LEADERSHIP / ADMINISTRATION TRACK
At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:
    1. Assume management positions within healthcare agencies.
    2. Create and maintain ethical practice standards in healthcare settings.
    3. Maintain settings that provide optimum patient care and professional
       nursing practice.
    4. Be viewed as a mentor and role model.

COMMUNITY / PUBLIC HEALTH TRACK
At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:
    1. Manage clients, aggregates, and communities experiencing complex
       public health conditions.
    2. Analyze and utilize current, credible data that are based on research
       findings and statistical facts to optimize the health of an aggregate and
       communities.

MSN CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST AND POST-MSN CLINICAL NURSE
SPECIALIST TRACKS
At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:
    1. Synthesize and utilize advanced theoretical knowledge of patho-
       physiology, pharmacology, health assessment, and management of a
       group with specific health issues.
    2. Consult with members of healthcare teams to recommend a course of
       action to improve patient/client outcomes in an area of specialty practice.
    3. Provide nursing care at the advanced practice level to clients/patients with
       special health care issues.

12/15/06; 11/30/08




                                        3.5
                     MSN COURSES AND CCNE’S CORE CURRICULUM CONTENT FOR
                                    GRADUATE EDUCATION


             Research         Policy,      Ethics   Professional     Theoretical      Human          Health
                          Organization &                Role        Foundations of    Diversity   Promotion &
COURSES                    Financing of             Development    Nursing Practice                 Disease
                           Health Care                                                             Prevention

200                  x                       x            x               x              x             x
201                  x                       x            x               x                            x
202                  x          x            x                                           x
206                                                                       x              x
208                                          x                            x              x
240                             x                         x               x
241*                 x          x                         x
242                  x          x            x            x                                            x
243                  x          x            x            x                                            x
244A*                                                     X               X              X
244B*                                                     x               x              x
245                  x          x            x            x               x              x             x
246                  x          x            x            x               x              x             x
247                             x            x            x                              x
248                  x          x            x            x               x              x            x
250A                 x                                    X                                           X
250B                 x                                    X                                           X
250C                 x          x                         x                                           x
251A                 x          x                                         x              x            x
251B                 x          x                                         x              x            x
252A                 x          x            x            x               x              x
252B                            x            x            x               x              x
290                  x                       x
295                  x          x            x            x               x              x             x
296                  x
297                             x            x            x

        * elective
        03/30/08




                                                    3.6
         PREREQUISITE COURSES FOR MSN PROGRAM TRACKS


         Program Track        Courses            Prerequisites
                              Needing
                            Prerequisites

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST   NUR 250ABC      NUR 201, NUR 206,
                                            NUR 247, NUR 290


LEADERSHIP/ADMINISTRATION   NUR 252AB       NUR 201, NUR 240,
                                            NUR 247 (may be taken
                                            concurrently), NUR 290

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTH     NUR 251AB       NUR 201, NUR 206,
                                            NUR 245, NUR 290


EDUCATOR                    NUR 295         NUR 201, NUR 206,
                                            NUR 208 (may be taken
                                            concurrently), NUR 290

                            NUR 297         NUR 201, NUR 206,
                                            NUR 208, NUR 290


OTHER COURSES               NUR 206         NUR 201

                            NUR 208         NUR 201, 206

                            NUR 290         Statistics course, NUR
                                            201

                            NUR 296         NUR 201, NUR 206,
                                            NUR 290


08/01/06; 1/17/09




                             3.7
                 MSN PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW


The student must satisfy the health requirements/clearances as outlined in the
MSMC Catalog. In addition, individual agencies may have other requirements
that must be met before beginning the practicum.

The graduate student is responsible for finding her/his own preceptor; however,
in some instances, the faculty may assist the student in locating a preceptor. A
preceptor needs to be identified from the list of facilities contracted with MSMC
within one month prior to the start of the practicum. Please allow 4 months for the
contract process if a contract needs to be obtained with your desired agency.

The practicum courses cannot be waived nor taken as independent study
regardless of the student’s professional experiences. The MSN student is
encouraged to grow in her/his role as an advanced practice nurse both in depth
and breadth, thus maximizing the benefits of receiving a Master of Science in
Nursing degree from Mount St. Mary’s College.

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                                       3.8
                       ELECTIVES FOR MSN STUDENTS

The MSN student can meet their 6 unit elective requirement by taking courses
offered in the following disciplines at Mount St. Mary’s College:

   •   Culture (Humanities)

   •   Education

   •   English

   •   History/Political Science

   •   Nursing

   •   Psychology

   •   Religious Studies

   •   Spanish

Please check WebAdvisor for current course offerings at the graduate level.
Certain courses require approval by the department chair regarding space
availability and appropriateness of course for student. To log on to WebAdvisor
and search for classes please follow these simple instructions:

   1. Visit the Mount St. Mary's College website at http://www.msmc.la.edu

   2. Click on the Quick Links section and scroll down to WebAdvisor and

       select it.

   3. Next, select the link Search for Classes.

   4. Then, select the term (semester) in which you are registering for or simply

       enter the start date and end date of your term.

   5. Next, select the subject you wish to search for and your current course

       level.

   6. After that, click the submit button and a list of classes will show up.




                                        3.9
                THESIS PROJECT REQUIREMENTS FOR MSN


The project and the written report are the culminating experiences for the MSN
student. The guidelines for a graduate project in nursing are:

1. Purpose: The student must complete an application, an analysis and
            synthesis of some existing knowledge that is related to nursing.

2. Goal:      The student’s intent is to either solve a clinical problem, an
              educational need or a practical concern within an agency or college
              setting aimed at an identified aggregate.

3. Process: The process includes the needs assessment, project design,
            implementation and an evaluation of the project’s effectiveness.

4. Product: The end result of the project is a well written and comprehensive
            report of all phases of the project. The report will be written within
            five chapters.

PREPARATION OF THE MASTER’S PROJECT, WRITTEN REPORT AND
PRESENTATION

Project: The project begins to develop in NUR 290. During the latter course
work, the student will choose an area of interest and one in which there is a need
for change or enhancement. The student will then complete the first three
chapters of the project report. The faculty must approve the topic. All reports
must be prepared by the graduate student in consultation with the course faculty.

Written Report: Students will submit the written project report in four phases.
Each phase will build on the previous one. Faculty will provide feedback on the
problem statement, review of the literature, methodology and conclusions. The
report must be written according to APA 5th edition guidelines. All reports must
be spiral bound. One copy will be stored in the library and another will be given to
the course faculty.

Project Presentation: Each student will present a brief overview of her/his
completed project to the class participants. The presentation is limited to 20
minutes including time to answer questions posed by the class members. Each
student will be evaluated based on the criteria included in the “Oral Presentation
Evaluation.”




                                       3.10
                  WRITTEN PROJECT REPORT GUIDELINES

Students will need to follow the outline that is presented below. For the final
report, the past tense will be utilized as the project has already been completed.
The written report is a reflection of this completed project.

PRELIMINARY PAGES: (The page numbers are written as lower case Roman
numerals ie: i, ii, iii. The order of the pages are:

   a.   Title page (i)
   b.   Approval page with faculty signature
   c.   Acknowledgment page
   d.   Table of Contents
   e.   List of Tables
   f.   List of Figures
   g.   Abstract

CHAPTER 1 - Introduction, Background and Significance of the Project
             (first page of each chapter is identified at center bottom of page)
  a. Statement of the Problem
  b. Purpose of the Project
  c. Goals and Objectives of the Project
  d. Significance of the Project to Nursing
  e. Operational Definitions
  f. Theoretical/Conceptual Model Utilized
  g. Summary

CHAPTER 2 - Review of the Literature
  a. Background of the Project
  b. Support of the Project (based on an extensive review of the literature)
  c. Summary

CHAPTER 3 – Methodology Utilized for Project Implementation
  a. Target Population and Setting
  b. Project Procedures that are clearly defined
  c. Human Subjects’ Protection (if necessary)
  d. Use of Instruments (to implement project such pretest, posttest, aggregate
     assessment)
  e. Summary

CHAPTER 4 – Evaluation
  a. Evaluation of Project and Methodology (summary of tests, quizzes etc)
  b. Findings and Interpretations
  c. Impact of Project (on chosen aggregate)
  d. Summary



                                       3.11
CHAPTER 5 – Conclusions, Recommendations, Implications, and
Limitations
   a. Conclusions Drawn from Project Implementation
   b. Recommendations and Implications for Nursing Practice, Education and
      Research
   c. Limitations (based on the findings)

REFERENCES

APPENDIXES
  a. Letters of permission from agencies or colleges (if appropriate)
  b. Project instruments


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                                      3.12
                  MSN CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST AND
                  POST-MSN CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST
                       GRADUATE COMPETENCIES

   1. Utilizes advanced theoretical knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology,
      pharmacology, and health assessment in advanced practice to provide
      optimum nursing care to patients within a specific specialty area.

   2. Possesses advanced physical assessment skills to establish health/illness
      status of clients with specific health needs.

   3. Is confident to act as a preceptor to students and mentor nursing staff.

   4. Provides educational sessions to a variety of aggregates and nursing staff.

   5. Collaborates and participates with agency educators to promote staff
      development.

   6. Is a role model for professional advanced practice nursing.

   7. Becomes involved with community activities either at a local or national level
      to optimize healthcare of individuals.

   8. Completes literature searches and reviews the latest research data in order
      to practice evidence-based nursing care.

   9. Takes opportunities to stimulate the use and conduct of research among
      other healthcare providers.

   10. Evaluates client/patient progress in order to change or maintain optimum
       patient care that is evidence-based.

   11. Initiates the collection of relevant data and analyzes it to enhance quality of
       care.

   12. Consults with members of healthcare teams to recommend care strategies
       and provides clinical expertise in order to improve patient/client outcomes.

   13. Provides advanced practice care to clients/patients within a specialty area.


Source: Certification of Clinical Nurse Specialist from BRN (1999); NPR-B-24.

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                                         3.13
                                            CLINCAL NURSE SPECIALIST TRACK (Adult Health)
                                                                   Semester 2: Spring = 6 units                          Semester 3: Summer = 4 units
         Semester 1: Fall = 10 units
NUR 200 Advanced Health Assessment              (4u)   NUR 206 Educational Theories, Principles                NUR 246 Advanced Pathophysiology                (2u)
                                                       & Methods in Nursing – hybrid            (3u)
                                                       Prereq: NUR 201


NUR 201 Theoretical & Conceptual                       NUR 290 Nursing Research &                              NUR 247 Foundations & Ethical Principles in
Foundations of Nursing                         (3u)    Methodologies                                   (3u)    Leadership & Consultation                   (2u)
                                                       Prereq: Statistics, NUR 201

NUR 202 Current Health Care Issues & Nursing
Roles – online or classroom              (3u)

           Semester 4: Fall = 10 units                         Semester 5: Spring = 7 units                             Semester 6: Summer = 5 units
NUR 296 Thesis Project Seminar                 (3u)    NUR 248 Advanced Pharmacology                   (2u)    NUR 250C Clinical Nurse Specialist
Prereq : NUR 201, 290                                                                                          Practicum *                               (5u)
                                                                                                               Prereq (N/A for post-MSN CNS track): NUR 201,
                                                                                                               206, 247, 290

NUR 245 Population Health and Public Policy            NUR 250B Clinical Nurse Specialist
                                       (3u)            Practicum *                              (5u)
                                                       Prereq (N/A for post-MSN CNS track): NUR 201,
                                                       206, 247, 290

NUR 250A Clinical Nurse Specialist
Practicum*                                     (5u)
Prereq (N/A for post-MSN CNS track): NUR
201, 206, 247, 290
The Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist will provide the graduate with the competencies specified by
the California Board of Registered Nursing. These include expert clinical practice, education, research, consultation, and clinical leadership. Course work provides
graduates the expertise to promote the health and well-being of individuals and aggregates. Applicants for the Clinical Nurse Specialist and Post-MSN Clinical
Nurse Specialist tracks have completed a minimum of one year full-time clinical experience in Adult Health as a licensed Registered Nurse within the last five
years. The Admissions Committee of the MSN Program will review and approve the quality of the clinical experience.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist concentration is a 43 unit program that can be completed in as few as 6 semesters or 2 years (no electives).
*Each student must complete a total of 500 hours of clinical experience in order for graduates to be eligible to take the national certifying exam in Adult Health
offered by ANCC (Subject to revision 03/01/08; 11/30/08; 01/29/09)




                                                                               3.14
                 ACADEMIC PLANNING CALENDAR – CNS TRACK


ACADEMIC PLANNING CALENDAR FOR:________________________________

Status: FT________PT________

Expected graduation date:_______________

       YEAR 1              YEAR 2             YEAR 3            YEAR 4
Fall 20___           Fall 20___          Fall 20___          Fall 20___
Total units___       Total units___      Total units___      Total units___




Spring 20___         Spring 20___        Spring 20___        Spring 20___
Total units___       Total units___      Total units___      Total units___




Summer 20___         Summer 20___        Summer 20___        Summer 20___
Total units___       Total units___      Total units___      Total units___




REQUIRED COURSES: NUR 200, 201, 202, 206, 245, 246, 247, 248, 250ABC, 290, 296.
NUR 243 required bridge course for non-BSN students.

Project completion date__________________
Project defense presentation date__________

COMMENTS:

05/09/08; 11/30/08




                                      3.15
                                POST-MSN CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST TRACK (Adult Health)


      Semester 1 SPRING = 7 units                        Semester 2 SUMMER = 8 units                         Semester 3 FALL = 12 units
NUR 248 Advanced Pharmacology     (2u)             NUR 246 Advanced Pathophysiology  (2u)             NUR 200 Advanced Health Assessment (4u)


NUR 250ABC Clinical Nurse Specialist               NUR 250ABC Clinical Nurse Specialist               NUR 202 Current Health Care Issues &
Practicum *                          (5u)          Practicum *                          (5u)          Nursing Roles- online or classroom   (3u)


                                                                                                      NUR 250ABC Clinical Nurse Specialist
                                                                                                      Practicum *                          (5u)




Applicants for this track have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree or degree related to nursing as outlined by the California Board of
Registered Nursing for Clinical Nurse Specialist certification. The Post-MSN CNS certificate with a concentration in Adult Health will provide the
graduate with the competencies specified by the Board of Registered Nursing. These include expert clinical practice, education, research,
consultation, and clinical leadership. Course work provides graduates the expertise to promote the health and well-being of individuals and
aggregates.

Applicants for the Clinical Nurse Specialist and Post-MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist tracks have completed a minimum of one year full-time clinical
experience in Adult Health as a licensed Registered Nurse within the last five years. The Admissions Committee of the MSN Program will review
and approve the quality of the clinical experience.

The Post-MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist certificate is a 26 unit program that can be completed in as few as 3 semesters or 1 year (no electives
required).

*Each student must complete a total of 500 hours of clinical experience in order for graduates to be eligible to take the national certifying exam in
Adult Health offered by ANCC. (Subject to revision 03/01/08; 11/30/08; 01/29/09)




                                                                        3.16
        ACADEMIC PLANNING CALENDAR – POST-MSN CNS TRACK


ACADEMIC PLANNING CALENDAR FOR:________________________________

Status: FT________PT________

Expected graduation date:_______________

       YEAR 1              YEAR 2                 YEAR 3         YEAR 4
Fall 20___           Fall 20___              Fall 20___       Fall 20___
Total units___       Total units___          Total units___   Total units___




Spring 20___         Spring 20___            Spring 20___     Spring 20___
Total units___       Total units___          Total units___   Total units___




Summer 20___         Summer 20___            Summer 20___     Summer 20___
Total units___       Total units___          Total units___   Total units___




REQUIRED COURSES: NUR 200, 202, 246, 248, 250ABC


Project completion date__________________
Project defense presentation date__________

COMMENTS:
12/01/07; 11/30/08




                                      3.17
                      NATIONAL CERTIFICATION:
                 MSN CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST AND
             POST-MSN CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST TRACKS


Successful completion of the MSN CNS or post-MSN CNS track allows the
graduate to meet the eligibility criteria* to sit for the Adult Health CNS certification
exam given by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC is
one of the national organizations recognized by the CA BRN that meets the CNS
certification requirements that are equivalent to the BRN standards. If the student
is planning to sit for any other certification examination, the student needs to
check the eligibility criteria prior to beginning coursework.

If required CNS courses were completed at colleges other than MSMC, it is the
student’s responsibility to provide a detailed description of content and clinical
hours to ANCC when applying for the CNS certification exam. These will need to
be submitted by the student as evidence of fulfilling the requirements.


*As of January 2009 but may be subject to change at the discretion of the ANCC.




                                         3.18
        COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTH GRADUATE COMPETENCIES


   1. Defines a community/public health problem.
   2. Determines appropriate uses and limitations of both quantitative &
       qualitative data in the management of community/public health problems.
   3. Selects and defines variables relevant to the defined public/community
       health problems.
   4. Identifies relevant and appropriate data and information sources
       necessary in the management of health issues.
   5. Evaluates the integrity and comparability of data and identifies gaps in
       data sources.
   6. Applies ethical principles in the collection, maintenance, use, and
       dissemination of data related to client/community and aggregate
       information.
   7. Partners with communities to attach meaning to collected quantitative and
       qualitative data.
   8. Makes relevant inferences from quantitative and qualitative data.
   9. Obtains and interprets information regarding health risks and benefits to
       the community.
   10. Applies data collecting processes, information technology applications,
       and computer systems storage and retrieval strategies.
   11. Recognizes how the data illuminate ethical, political, scientific, economic,
       social, and overall public health issues.
   12. Has a well-developed ability to manage clients, aggregates, and
       community health issues.

Sources:

Stanhope, M., & Lancaster, J. Foundations of nursing in the community:
Community-oriented practice (2nd ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier, 2006

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Public Health Foundation.
      (2001). Core competencies for public health professionals. From the
      Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health
      Practice. Washington, DC: Author.

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                                       3.19
                                                COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTH TRACK


       Semester 1 – Fall = 10 units                      Semester 2 – Spring = 6 units                   Semester 3 – Summer = 7 units
NUR 200 Advanced Health Assessment (4u)          NUR 206 Educational Theories, Principles          NUR 246 Advanced Pathophysiology    (2u)
                                                 & Methods in Nursing – hybrid          (3u)
                                                 Prereq: NUR 201

NUR 201 Theoretical & Conceptual                 NUR 290 Nursing Research &                        NUR 242 Health Care Epidemiology &
Foundations of Nursing                   (3u)    Methodologies                            (3u)     Infection Control
                                                 Prereq: Statistics, NUR 201                       (2u)

NUR 202 Current Health Care Issues &
Nursing Roles – online or classroom  (3u)                                                          Elective                                 (3u)


         Semester 4 – Fall = 6 units                   Semester 5 – Spring = 6 units                       Semester 6 – Summer = 7 units
NUR 296 Thesis Project Seminar          (3u)     NUR 248 Advanced Pharmacology             (2u)    NUR 251B Community/Public Health
Prereq: NUR 201, 290                                                                               Practicum                             (4u)
                                                                                                   Prereq: NUR 201, 206, 245, 290

NUR 245 Population Health and Public Policy      NUR 251A Community/Public Health
                                     (3u)        Practicum                                 (4u)    Elective                                (3u)
                                                 Prereq: NUR 201, 206, 245, 290




The Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Community/Public Health will provide the graduate with the competencies
essential to the role of advanced practice nurse as a public health and health policy advocate. Inherent in the Community/Public Health Track is a
focus on community health care systems, preventive services, community aspects of practice and the link to evidence-based practice.
The Community/Public Health concentration is a 42 unit program that can be completed in as few as 6 semesters or 2 years
(Subject to revision 03/02/08; 11/30/08).




                                                                      3.20
    ACADEMIC PLANNING CALENDAR – COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTH
                           TRACK


ACADEMIC PLANNING CALENDAR FOR:________________________________

Status: FT________PT________

Expected graduation date:_______________

       YEAR 1              YEAR 2                  YEAR 3           YEAR 4
Fall 20___           Fall 20___               Fall 20___         Fall 20___
Total units___       Total units___           Total units___     Total units___




Spring 20___         Spring 20___             Spring 20___       Spring 20___
Total units___       Total units___           Total units___     Total units___




Summer 20___         Summer 20___             Summer 20___       Summer 20___
Total units___       Total units___           Total units___     Total units___




REQUIRED COURSES: NUR 200, 201, 202, 206, 242, 245, 246, 247, 248, 251AB, 290, 296
plus 6 units of electives chosen in consultation with the program advisor. NUR 243
required bridge course for non-BSN students.

Project completion date__________________
Project defense presentation date__________

COMMENTS:
08/03/06; 11/30/08



                                      3.21
                  EDUCATOR GRADUATE COMPETENCIES


   1. Assumes the role of faculty in diverse nursing education settings.

   2. Able to prepare curricular plans and syllabi.

   3. Able to review curricular issues.

   4. Able to implement teaching plans.

   5. Assumes role of classroom faculty.

   6. Assumes role of clinical faculty.

   7. Has a well-developed skill to integrate audio-visuals and web
      enhancement methods into the classroom.

   8. Able to assess the learner’s ways of learning that are age and
      educationally appropriate.

   9. Teaches students course content in area of specialty.

   10. Knowledgeable about learning theories and is able to incorporate
       theoretical foundations into curriculum.

   11. Is eligible for approval by the BRN as a faculty in a specialty area or other
       area of nursing education that are considered either pre-licensure or post-
       licensure courses.

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                                          3.22
                                                             EDUCATOR TRACK

       Semester 1 – Fall = 10 units                       Semester 2 – Spring = 9 units                   Semester 3 – Summer = 10 units
NUR 200 Advanced Health Assessment         (4u)   NUR 206 Educational Theories, Principles          NUR 208 Curriculum
                                                  & Methods in Nursing – hybrid          (3u)       Development & Evaluation         (3u)
                                                  Prereq: NUR 201                                   Prereq: NUR 201, 206


NUR 201 Theoretical & Conceptual                  NUR 290 Nursing Research &                        NUR 295 Nursing Education
Foundations of Nursing                    (3u)    Methodologies                            (3u)     Practicum I (in agency)            (4u)
                                                  Prereq: Statistics, NUR 201                       Prereq: NUR 201, 206, 208 (208 may be taken
                                                                                                    concurrently), 290


NUR 202 Current Health Care Issues &              Elective                                 (3u)     Elective                               (3u)
Nursing Roles – online or classroom        (3u)


         Semester 4 – Fall = 8 units
NUR 296 Thesis Project Seminar            (3u)
Prereq: NUR 201, 290


NUR 297 Nursing Education Practicum II
(college setting)                      (5u)
Prereq: NUR 201, 206, 208, 290



The Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Education will provide the graduate with competencies in advanced nursing
theory and experiences as a nursing educator. Skills will be mastered to develop strategies for curricular designs and for the use of technology in
various college and clinical agencies within the changing patterns of health care.

The Education concentration is a 37 unit program that can be completed in as few as 4 semesters or 16 months. (Subject to revision 03/02/08;
11/30/08; 3/29/09).




                                                                       3.23
             ACADEMIC PLANNING CALENDAR – EDUCATOR TRACK


ACADEMIC PLANNING CALENDAR FOR:________________________________

Status: FT________PT________

Expected graduation date:_______________

       YEAR 1              YEAR 2              YEAR 3              YEAR 4
Fall 20___           Fall 20___           Fall 20___            Fall 20___
Total units___       Total units___       Total units___        Total units___




Spring 20___         Spring 20___         Spring 20___          Spring 20___
Total units___       Total units___       Total units___        Total units___




Summer 20___         Summer 20___         Summer 20___          Summer 20___
Total units___       Total units___       Total units___        Total units___




REQUIRED COURSES: NUR 200, 201, 202, 206, 208, 290, 296, 297 plus six units of
electives chosen in consultation with the program advisor. NUR 243 required bridge
course for non-BSN students.

Project completion date__________________
Project defense presentation date__________

COMMENTS:
08/03/06; 11/30/08




                                       3.24
         LEADERSHIP/ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE COMPETENCIES


   1. Views nursing as a complete profession.

   2. Conducts discussion with other nurses about nursing issues and
      characteristics.

   3. Takes on an influential role within the profession.

   4. Improves the profession through research, practice, and education.

   5. Influences the vision of nursing as a profession.

   6. Acts as a mentor to other nurses by imparting expertise and finding
      opportunities for staff professional growth and development.

   7. Becomes a role model in terms of leadership and management.

   8. Creates and maintains a work environment that stimulates teamwork, and
      professional and educational development of staff.

   9. Organizes work units to provide optimum professional nursing care to clients.

   10. Develops ability to coach, direct, counsel, and mentor nursing staff.

   11. Delegates responsibilities judiciously to qualified staff.

   12. Develops the ability to work with diverse cultural groups as well as those with
       diverse skill sets within the leader’s span of control.

Source: Anthony, M. K. (2006). Professional practice and career development. In
      D.L. Huber (Ed.), Leadership and nursing care management ( 3rd ed.,
      chapter 3). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier.

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                                          3.25
                                               LEADERSHIP/ADMINISTRATION TRACK

       Semester 1 – Fall = 10 units                     Semester 2 – Spring = 9 units                   Semester 3 – Summer = 9 units
NUR 200 Advanced Health Assessment (4u)         NUR 240 Organizational Management &              NUR 247 Foundations & Ethical Principles in
                                                Finance in Health Care                (3u)       Leadership & Consultation             (2u)



NUR 201 Theoretical & Conceptual                NUR 290 Nursing Research & Methodologies         NUR 252A Leadership Administration
Foundations of Nursing                  (3u)    Prereq: Statistics, NUR 201         (3u)         Practicum                            (4u)
                                                                                                 Prereq: NUR 201, 240, 247 (247 may be taken
                                                                                                 concurrently), 290


NUR 202 Current Health Care Issues &            Elective                                (3u)     Elective                               (3u)
Nursing Roles – online or classroom  (3u)
          Semester 4- Fall = 7 units
NUR 296 Thesis Project Seminar       (3u)
Prereq : NUR 201, 290


NUR 252B Leadership Administration
Practicum                               (4u)
Prereq: NUR 201, 240, 247



The Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Leadership and Administration will provide the graduate with the competencies to
lead various organizations and institutions. The program encompasses both nursing and leadership/administration courses in order to develop the
necessary skills to provide responsible organizational leadership to society. Inherent in the Leadership and Administration track is the
personal/professional transformation essential to leaders.

The Leadership and Administration concentration is a 35 unit program that can be completed in 4 to 6 semesters (16 months - 2 years)
(Subject to revision 03/02/08; 11/30/08; 3/29/09).




                                                                     3.26
           ACADEMIC PLANNING CALENDAR – LEADERSHIP/ADMINISTRATION TRACK


ACADEMIC PLANNING CALENDAR FOR:________________________________

Status: FT________PT________

Expected graduation date:_______________

       YEAR 1             YEAR 2               YEAR 3             YEAR 4
Fall 20___          Fall 20___            Fall 20___           Fall 20___
Total units___      Total units___        Total units___       Total units___




Spring 20___        Spring 20___          Spring 20___         Spring 20___
Total units___      Total units___        Total units___       Total units___




Summer 20___        Summer 20___          Summer 20___         Summer 20___
Total units___      Total units___        Total units___       Total units___




REQUIRED COURSES: NUR 200, 201, 202, 240, 247, 252AB, 290, 296 plus six units of electives
chosen in consultation with the program advisor. NUR 243 required bridge course for non-BSN
students.

Project completion date__________________
Project defense presentation date__________

COMMENTS:
8/03/06; 11/30/08




                                              3.26
                       CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE

Street Attire (If uniform required, follow agency professional appearance policy)

      A. NON-UNIFORM ATTIRE              Business dress only (suits, dress slacks,
                                         conservative dresses or blouses with sleeves,
                                         appropriate necklines and no bare midriffs).
                                         Length of skirt will be no shorter than 2" above
                                         mid-knee. No jeans, sweats, scrubs or stretch
                                         pants.

      B. SHOES                           Polished and in good repair.
                                         Must have closed heel and toe.

      C. HAIR                            Simple, professional hairstyle.
                                         No exaggerated hair accessories.
                                         Only genetically possible hair color.
                                         Neatly trimmed beard or moustache and/or clean-
                                         shaven.

      D. MAKE-UP                         No exaggerated make-up.
                                         No perfume.

      E. JEWELRY                         Only the following may be worn:
                                         Small sized earrings for pierced ears/one per ear.
                                         One ring per hand.
                                         Wristwatch.

     F. FINGERNAILS                      Neatly filed and approximately at the tip of the
   pad.
                                         Fresh, natural or clear polish only. No artificial
                                         nails - in compliance with CDC guidelines.


      III. Other Requirements
           A. Every nursing student should maintain high standards regarding personal
                      hygiene and professional appearance and behavior.
           B. Chewing gum is not permitted. Smoking is not permitted while in clinical
              areas.
           C. Where agency policy differs from school policy, the decision will be made
              by the instructor.




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