About the Programs
The post-baccalaureate program is intended for candidates with a BSN degree. It is designed for working adults: classes meet once a week. The program integrates the latest science and technology with innovative leadership and nursing theory in order to promote excellence in the nursing profession both locally and globally. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (2011) guides the MSN coursework in order to prepare graduates for the advanced practice role and/or future doctoral study.
The School of Nursing’s unique approach to nursing — as a means of enhancing health and quality of life as defined by each individual — is reflected in the curriculum and classroom. While emphasizing the scientific study of nursing, classes are taught with the view that nursing is a human science. Consistent with CBU’s faith-based mission, the master’s curriculum emphasizes a holistic perspective utilizing nursing theory as a guide.
CBU’s School of Nursing extends its uniquely holistic perspective into the clinical setting as well, with specially selected practicum opportunities that allow candidates the option to practice in a variety of healthcare settings, while serving individuals, families, and communities. Practicum hours are completed under the instruction and supervision of CBU’s School of Nursing faculty who share the faith-based mission and holistic perspective for providing nursing care.
For additional experiential learning, students also enjoy access to CBU’s state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Lab and Resource Center. These rooms are equipped with low fidelity and high fidelity simulation equipment, human-computer interaction programs, and advanced practice task trainers for customized learning.
California Licensed Registered Nurses who hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution may complete the concentration courses in Teaching-Learning and/or Healthcare Systems Management. Upon successful completion of the courses the student will be eligible to apply for credentialing from the appropriate credentialing entities.
Take the Next Step
To learn more about the MSN programs and how to apply, please attend an upcoming School of Nursing Information Session. We look forward to helping you reach your professional and educational goals.