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Master of Science in Nursing - Advanced Practice

Program Description

The School of Nursing offers a two-year course of graduate study leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) designed to prepare registered nurses with a bachelor's degree in nursing for advanced practice. The M.S.N. Advanced Practice/Postlicensure program prepares nurse administrators, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists. Students in the M.S.N. advanced practice program contribute to improving nursing care through research, which includes analysis, articulation, and documentation of the nursing process. The curriculum is designed for students to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge of the foundations for specialized practice, as well as an opportunity to implement that knowledge through advanced clinical practice. Each area of specialization has requirements over and above the minimum core requirements for the degree.

Advanced practice specialties offered through the UCLA School of Nursing are as follows:

Nursing Administration (Suspended Fall 2013)

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Population

Family Population

Underserved Populations Subspecialty for FNPs: an intensive program of theory and clinical courses, followed by additional integrated learning experiences during the second year designed to build leadership/advocacy and cultural competence in delivery of primary health care to vulnerable populations.

Pediatric Population


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