Graduate Coordinator: S. Perry
Associate Professors—Chen-Louie, Eaton, Matteoli, O'Neill, Williams
Assistant Professors—Boyle, Ferretti, Verhey, Warda
Master of Science in Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing is offered with emphases in nursing management/administration, staff development/client education, case management/long term care or family nurse practitioner case management in primary care. The MSN program is designed to meet a critical need of the health care system for qualified nurse managers/administrators; nurse educators; long term care specialists and case managers in acute care, long term care, community and home health agencies; and family nurse practitioners.
The School of Nursing has accreditation from the California Board of Registered Nursing and the National League for Nursing. It is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the California Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the National League for Nursing.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
The School of Nursing reserves the right to make changes in the curriculum based on the evaluation process. Students will be advised and assisted in making adjustments to these changes.
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Nursing discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).
The nursing major is impacted. Applications are accepted from November 1–November 30 for the following fall or spring semester. The following supplemental criteria will be applied. Courses meeting G.E. and other graduation requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better. The C– grade is not acceptable. For core courses, the human anatomy and human physiology courses must be completed with grades of B– or better. The nutrition course must be completed with a grade of C or better. The courses meeting G.E. and other graduation requirements and the core courses are prerequisite to nursing courses. Freshman applicants will not be admitted to the Nursing major. They will be admitted as undeclared or to an alternate major. They must seek advisement from the School of Nursing regarding prerequisite requirements and potential change of major to Nursing. Applicants must complete the prerequisite courses by end of Winter session prior to Fall semester admission to the university to be eligible for consideration for nursing courses. A student may repeat only one of these courses one time only. The cumulative grade point average for this group of courses must be at least 2.5. A total of 124 units is required for the degree.
Applicants are selected on the basis of academic performance in prerequisite courses, foreign language proficiency, multicultural community experience, health-related experience, and underrepresentation in nursing.
Units English Composition I (equivalent to ENG 114 or 1A) Quantitative Reasoning (Statistics) PSY 200 General Psychology 3 CHEM 101/102 Survey of Chemistry and Laboratory (3-1) 4 BIOL 210/211 General Microbiology/Public Health and Laboratory (3-1) 4
BIOL 328 Human Anatomy and Laboratory 4 BIOL 610/611 Principles of Human Physiology and Laboratory (3-1) [completed within seven years] 4 DIET 253 Nutrition in Health and Disease (or equivalent) 3
NURS 111 Professional Nursing Concepts 3 NURS 112 Healthy Aging 1 NURS 113 Nursing Practicum I 4 NURS 114 Health Assessment 2 NURS 222 Nursing of Adults 3 NURS 223 Nursing Practicum II 3 NURS 224 Technical Skills Laboratory 1 NURS 225 Pharmacology 1
NURS 333 Pathophysiology 2 NURS 334 Family Assessment and Maternity Nursing 3 NURS 335 Nursing Practicum III 3 NURS 336 Nursing Care of Ill Children 2 NURS 337 Nursing Practicum IV 3 NURS 444 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 2 NURS 445 Nursing Practicum V 3 NURS 446 Community Health & Major Issues in Community/Mental Health 3 NURS 447 Nursing Practicum VI 3 NURS 555 Nursing Research 2 NURS 556 Nursing Leadership and Health Care Issues 2 NURS 557 Nursing Practicum VII 4 Total for major 72
Students are expected to satisfactorily complete all courses prescribed for each level before progressing to the next level.
RN's will earn credits in the major at San Francisco State University by satisfactory completion of the following courses.
Units NURS 300 Bridge to Advanced Placement 4 NURS 225 Pharmacology 1 NURS 333 Pathophysiology 2 NURS 446 Community Health & Major Issues in Community/Mental Health 3 NURS 447 Nursing Practicum VI 3 NURS 555 Nursing Research 2 NURS 556 Nursing Leadership and Health Care Issues 2 NURS 557 Nursing Practicum VII 4RN's may transfer lower division units equal to the content in:
NURS 111 Professional Nursing Concepts NURS 112 Healthy Aging (1) NURS 113 Nursing Practicum I (4) NURS 114 Health Assessment (2) NURS 222 Nursing of Adults NURS 223 Nursing Practicum II NURS 224 Technical Skills Laboratory (1) NURS 225 Pharmacology (1)AND may receive sixteen (16) upper division units upon credit by portfolio for the following:
NURS 334 Family Assessment and Maternity Nursing NURS 335 Nursing Practicum III NURS 336 Nursing Care of Ill Children (2) NURS 337 Nursing Practicum IV NURS 444 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (2) NURS 445 Nursing Practicum VValidation of curricular content may occur as a result of documentation, evaluation, or examination. RN's should consult with a School of Nursing adviser.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
Graduate Advisers—Baj, Eaton, Haw, Hess, Mackay, Matteoli, McLaughlin, Verhey, Warda
Specific admission requirements include the following:
Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Nursing discipline in the Announcement of Courses section). Prerequisite courses listed may be challenged or waived for a number of candidates based on extensive professional experience and participation in mandatory continuing education programs for R.N. licensure.
Information regarding the sequence in which required course work should be completed may be obtained from the Nursing School Office.
Core Requirements Units NURS 700 The Theoretical Basis of Nursing 3 NURS 701 Advanced Concepts in Nursing 3 ISED 797 Seminar in Educational Research 3 NURS 705 Quality Assessment and Program Evaluation in Nursing 3 NURS 801 Graduate Nursing Practicum I 4 NURS 802 Graduate Nursing Practicum II 4 Core total 20 Emphasis Requirements One of the following emphases must be completed (see below) 13-17 Culminating Experience One of the following culminating requirements to be selected upon approval 3 NURS 895 Field Study in Nursing NURS 898 Master's Thesis Minimum total 36-40
NURS 702 Nursing Management Models 4 NURS 706 Health Care Policy and Issues in Nursing 3 Elective units to be selected upon approval of adviser (may be taken from any disci- pline in the university) 6 Total for emphasis 13
NURS 703 Nursing Curriculum Models 4 NURS 706 Health Care Policy and Issues in Nursing 3 Elective units to be selected upon approval of adviser (may be taken from any disci- pline in the university) 6 Total for emphasis 13
NURS 707 Models of Case Management in Long Term Care 4 NURS 706 Health Care Policy and Issues in Nursing 3 Elective units to be selected upon approval of adviser (may be taken from any disci- pline in the university) 6 Total for emphasis 13
NURS 707 Models of Case Management in Primary Care 4 NURS 708 Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care 3 NURS 709 Advanced Family Nurse Practi- tioner Skills and Treatment 4 NURS 803 Graduate Nursing Practicum III 6 Total for emphasis 17
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