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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Offerings: Master

Course Description

The mission of the graduate program in nursing at California State University San Marcos is to provide superior graduate education to qualified students, leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Our objective is to prepare nurses in generalist and advanced practice roles for positions in the health care industry, community or public health agencies, and academia, and for continued study at the doctoral level.

The MSN program includes a strong foundation in theory and research inquiry. The School of Nursing acknowledges the responsibility to address the nursing and health care needs in populations and communities around the globe, including those who are underserved and vulnerable. The graduate program builds on the knowledge gained at the baccalaureate level and promotes nursing scholarship at the local, state, national, and international levels through research, service, and practice. Values, ethics, and multicultural perspectives are heavily embedded within the graduate program. Cultural sensitivity and competence are emphasized in the curriculum as students interface with a diverse population both professionally and in the care of clients, families, and communities.

Extended Learning


  • Bsn
  • Practitioner
  • Registered nurse
  • Rn


  • Birthing center
  • Hospice
  • Hospital
  • Surgery


Birth, Birthing, Care, Cpr, Emergency, Emergency medical training, Emt, Health, Healthcare, Hospice, Hospital, Medic, Medical, Medicine, Orthopedic, Orthoscopic, Orthoscopy, Pediactric, Pediatrition, Preventative care, Psychiatric, Surgeon, Surgery