In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees, the student must complete an officially approved 36-52 unit course of study. The program includes:
Advancement to Candidacy
All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees. Students must satisfactorily complete at least 12 units of nursing courses listed on the official program of study with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and be recommended by the graduate adviser.
A minimum of 18-37 units of graduate courses in the area of concentration or specialization.
Zero to Three Units of Electives
NURS 799A, Thesis, OR Plan B Option, Comprehensive Examination, NURS 798 (see below).
Students in all concentrations may choose between Plan A, Thesis or Project, or Plan B, Comprehensive Examination or Comprehensive Evidence-based change project. The choice of Plan A or Plan B should be made early in the program. Students should consult with the concentration chair for current policies. Up to 12 semester units may be accepted in transfer from an accredited School of Nursing.
Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems Concentration
Required courses for the Master of Science degree with a concentration in nursing leadership in health care systems are as follows: