The Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing offers a post-master’s Nursing Administration Certificate program. This program is for nurses who have a master’s degree in nursing and who would like to take courses in the Nursing Administration option, within the Master of Science Degree in Nursing.
- Current California Registered Nurse License
- Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN or MN)
- Completion of a second application to the School of Nursing including 2 references and an essay
- Completion of a basic recent (within five years) physical assessment course unless currently certified and practicing as a nurse practitioner*
- Satisfactory background check
Prior to entering the first clinical lab, students must have University liability insurance, a satisfactory background check, a current American Heart Association CPR card, a satisfactory annual physical examination, proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases, an initial 2 step Mantoux skin test and a chest X-ray if there is evidence of a positive TB skin test. Drug screening may be requested depending on agency requirements.
* Prerequisites (12 units) required for nurses with other Master’s degrees to entry for Certified Nurse Practitioners:
NURS 5280 , NURS 5660 , NURS 5720 , NURS 5730
Requirements for Award of the Certificate
Students will qualify for the award of the Nursing Administration Post-Master’s Certificate after they have successfully completed the 19 units of required certificate courses with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
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