University of San Diego

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Address:

Office of Graduate Admissions, 5998 Alcala Park

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110

United States

Phone:

1-619-260-4596

Fax:

1-619-260-4515

Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is built upon the baccalaureate degree with an upper-division focus in nursing and emphasizes research, theory, and practice. 

The graduate program in nursing offers eight areas of emphasis:

  • Executive Nurse Leader, 
  • Health Care Informatics, 
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, 
  • Clinical Nurse Leader, 
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, 
  • Dual Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner, 
  • Dual Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/ Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 

 

All specialties share a common core of knowledge and each is designed to prepare a graduate nurse in the respective area. The purpose of the program is to provide leadership preparation that will enable the graduate to assume a significant role in nursing and health care delivery.

There are also several MSN options available. The options include a Nursing Education Option, a Latino Health Care Option, and a Mind-Body-Spirit Health Care Option.

The BSN to DNP program is also offered for RNs who desire preparation in primary care as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), dual Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner (PNP/FNP), dual Adult-Gerontology/Family Nurse Practitioner (AGNP/FNP), and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Graduates of a master's entry program in nursing are also eligible to apply. The BSN to DNP program requires 3 years of full-time study; part-time study is also available. The curriculum ranges from 78-81 units depending on the focus of study and prior preparation. Graduates are eligible to write national certification examinations appropriate to their educational preparation.

Accreditation:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City