CSUSM’s Post Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) certificate is available to students who hold a master’s degree in nursing and are seeking to add a specialization area. Specialization options include Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and each include up to 38 units of study. The courses you’ll need depend on the specialization area, gap analysis findings of courses needed and applicable courses in the MSN program.
All Post MSN certificates have the same admission requirements, listed below.
A gap analysis will be conducted for each admitted student to determine a plan of study.
** Post MSN students can be conditionally admitted into the program prior to the completion of the courses above. Courses need to be completed before enrolling in clinical courses.
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|Program||Total Units||Unit Rate||Total Tuition Costs*|
|Post MSN Certificates||Varies||$699||Varies|
*Semester fees not included. View complete breakdown of Extended Learning fees.
All quoted tuition rates are based on previous academic years and are subject to change without notice.
Funding and Financial Aid
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Each application is reviewed individually to determine which courses you need to take to earn your Post MSN certificate
Both Post MSN certificate programs can be completed part-time over five semesters to accommodate your busy schedule
Specialization options include Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Add a specialization to your master's degree in nursing to stand out from your peers