- How long until completion?+-
The MSN Program is a minimum of 2 years with a fall start date and dependent on track and course load.
- Do I need work experience?+-
Yes, please see admissions requirements. The MSN Admissions Committee may consider new graduates if they are employed as a RN.
- When are the application deadlines?+-
We have rolling admissions and accept students in Fall, Spring, or Summer.
|Priority Submission Date ||MAR 1 ||NOV 1 ||MAR 1 |
|General Submission Date ||JUN 1 ||DEC 1 ||Rolling admission after|
- When are classes offered and do you offer an online option?+-
Our graduate nursing classes combine face-to-face meetings with online learning. Classes meet Saturday, for a total of 6 Saturday class sessions each term.
- What is the cost of the program?+-
The cost of the program is dependent on track chosen. Each track requires a different number of credit units. For current tuition, please contact Graduate Admissions.
- What kind of financial aid does MSMU offer?+-
MSMU offers limited scholarships for graduate students. You may contact our financial aid office for help with government loans. Some hospitals offer tuition reimbursement programs. For outside scholarships, please consult the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website.
- Can I transfer in units from another university?+-
一道本不卡免费高清Yes, graduate policies allow up to 6 units to be transferred in towards your MSN degree. You must obtain approval from the MSN Director and the petition must also be approved by the Graduate Dean. See MSMU Catalog.
- Where can I purchase malpractice insurance for my practicum courses?+-
You can visit to purchase Nurses Professional Liability Insurance.
- What agencies can be utilized for my practicum courses?+-
Students may select their practicum site, however all agencies, must have a contract with MSMU. If the University does not have a contract with the agency, we will attempt to secure a contract if time allows however this could take up to four to six months.
- Do I need to find my preceptor for the practicum?+-
一道本不卡免费高清Ordinarily, most students identify their own preceptor however the MSN program is able to provide assistance for securing preceptors. Please keep in mind that we may need to place you where opportunities are open which can be outside of Los Angeles County or county of your residence.
- Can I change my track after beginning the program?+-
Yes, this is possible and should be done no later than completion of the first term.
requirements for California
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Certification. For students who wish to practice in a state other than California, you may or may not have additional requirements you must complete prior to applying for your license. Mount Saint Mary’s University is in the process of researching program professional licensure standards in other states. Contact Dr. Madeleine Bruning at email@example.com
to discuss additional requirements that may be needed to obtain CNS certification in a state outside of California.