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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

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care

Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Population

Family Population

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Specialty
  • Underserved Populations Subspecialty:  Although the majority of theory ocurses and the clinical elective included in the Underserved Populations Subspeciality curriculum will continue to be offered as electives, enrollment for this option will not be offered during the 2014-2015 academic year.  Opportunities for clinical placements and work with preceptors in the medically underserved areas will continue to be offered. 

Pediatric Population


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