The entry-level masters (ELM) track is a full-time accelerated nursing program for non-nurse college baccalaureate graduates who wish to become registered nurses (RNs). The ELM track prepares students in the provision of evidence-based nursing care with an emphasis on care coordination and religious/cultural care to patients along the wellness/illness continuum and across all care settings. The curriculum provides requisite nursing knowledge and practice expertise enhanced with masters course work in health-care leadership, public health, health promotion/disease prevention, and community-based health care. The 24-month program prepares students to enter the nursing profession as masters credentialed registered nurses better prepared to meet the demands of evolving population health. At the end of the program, graduates receive a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in nursing and are prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination. All states require that a nurse pass the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure to practice. The program also allows the student to be certified as a Public Health Nurse in the state of California.

Undergraduate prelicensure RN corequisite courses
NRSG 217Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing6
NRSG 224Nursing Pathophysiology5
NRSG 231Foundations of Nursing3
NRSG 232Fundamentals of Nursing7
NRSG 233Health Assessment3
NRSG 301Adult Health Nursing I6
NRSG 302Adult Health Nursing II8
NRSG 303Adult Health Nursing III7
NRSG 305Nursing Pharmacology3
NRSG 314Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing5
NRSG 315Child Health Nursing6
NRSG 324Nursing Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice3
Total Units62
Graduate course requirements
NGRD 651Theoretical Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice4
NGRD 653Health Systems Policy Development and Advocacy4
NGRD 657Intermediate Statistics4
NGRD 658Nursing Research and Translational Science4
RELE 534Ethical Issues in Public Health3
EPDM 509Principles of Epidemiology3
NGPH 508Critical Care Nursing8
NGPH 600Population and Community-Based Nursing3
NGPH 610Leadership and Nursing Review4
NGRD 654Social Determinants of Health 14
PCOR 501Public Health for Community Resilience5
Clinical courses
NGPH 604Population and Community Health Practicum3
MS project
NGRD 610Master's Comprehensive Project2
Total Units51

Fulfills service-learning requirement.