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Master of Science in Nursing for Non-Nurses (ME-MSN)

University of San Francisco
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Orange County, San Francisco

Program description

Master of Science in Nursing - Master's Entry (ME-MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing Master's Entry program is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree in areas of study outside of nursing who are pursuing new careers as registered nurses (RNs). Rated among the top in the country, the program prepares students to become licensed RNs while incorporating graduate-level study that prepares them for positions as clinical nurse leaders. 

This program can be completed in 2 years in San Francisco or Orange County Branch location - with classroom instruction three (3) days weekly and clinical practice two (2) days weekly.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program's curriculum focuses on leadership, management, and evaluation methods to improve health care at multiple levels. Didactic courses, supervised clinical practice, and simulations are integrated so that students develop the nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes to achieve the competencies of the master’s prepared nurse.

Our graduates are everywhere -on the frontlines of patient care, on the boards of leading health organizations, and in hospitals and governmental organizations where health policy is crafted. They will be your network - AND employers love our graduates. 


The master's degree program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. It is also approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing. Students who graduate from the program are also eligible to receive the California Public Health Nursing Certificate.

Admission requirements

The following requirements are considered in the review of applications:

  1. Online Application
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Transcript(s)
  4. Resume
  5. Letters of Recommendation

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Tuition fees

The cost of this course is $1385 per credit. 


Upon completion of this program, graduates will be awarded a Master of Science in Nursing. 

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University of San Francisco

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Contact info

University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton Street
94117-1080 San Francisco
United States of America

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