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University of San Francisco – Online Master of Science in Nursing Program2018-09-12T02:30:30+00:00

University of San Francisco – Online Master of Science in Nursing Program

Program Overview

According to the University of San Francisco:

The University of San Francisco’s online MSN Clinical Nurse Leader program takes an innovative approach to nursing, encouraging nurses to transcend the traditional boundaries of the nursing role and proactively seek new health care solutions. The program aims to equip nurses with leadership skills to help carry out a variety of nursing roles, including leading improvement projects at the bedside and managing interdisciplinary teams. Leveraging a solid scientific foundation, the curriculum focuses on quality improvement, patient safety, and care coordination with other health professionals. The program culminates with the required NURS 651: CNL Role Synthesis course, during which students implement a quality improvement project and have the option of taking the Clinical Nurse Leader Certification exam.

At a Glance

Total credit hours 34-46
Tuition per credit Tuition and fees
Accreditation The University of San Francisco is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges; the School of Nursing is accredited by both the California Board of Registered Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive Practicum is conducted in a work setting close to home, allowing you to continue in your current career.
Full-time/part-time/accelerated Full-time/part-time
Time to complete Two (2) years (full-time)
Admission requirements According to the University of San Francisco, to be eligible for admission to the MSN program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BSN) or Associate’s degree (ADN) from an accredited college or university (please provide official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended).
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher (University of San Francisco does accept applicants who have GPA lower than 3.0 on a conditional basis. Conditional admit applicants may be required to take a 4-unit graduate level writing course in the first semester, PSCS 500).
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Goals
  • Resume
  • Documentation of professional RN license
  • TOEFL scores if needed
  • $55 application fee