Designed for the bachelor's-prepared RN, our Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN) program allows you to earn your MSN while continuing to work in your home community. Full-time students complete the program in two years. Part-time options are also available.
An advanced degree opens many rewarding career options for RNs. We offer three tracks:
Health Systems Leadership-Administrative Nurse Leader
(HSL/ANL) track prepares you to work at the administrative level as a nurse manager or nurse executive in a variety of health-care settings. Completion of this program meets the educational qualifications for certification as a nurse administrator.
Health Systems Leadership-Clinical Nurse Leader
(HSL-CNL) track prepares you to be a clinical nurse leader, a new nursing role that involves the care coordination of a group of patients and direct patient care in complex situations.
Ambulatory Care Nursing
Ambulatory care nursing is a unique realm of nursing practice that takes place in the outpatient, ambulatory-care setting. It is characterized by rapid, focused assessments of patients, long-term nurse/patient/family relationships, and teaching and translating prescriptions for care into doable activities for patients and their caregivers in the outpatient setting.
To provide flexibility and eliminate the need to commute daily to campus, we use:
- A web-based curriculum and self-directed learning
- Weekend seminars at the Pomona, CA campus twice per semester
- Clinical training in your own community under the supervision of an approved preceptor
Are you ready for distance learning? Take the College of Graduate Nursing's Distance Education Self-Assessment
Why Choose WesternU? We offer:
- A rigorous program of study that produces graduates who are in demand and highly respected by their employers
- A flexible program that allows you to balance your work and family commitments with your education
- A college with the highest level of accreditation
- A chance to join the WesternU nursing alumni who share a lifelong connection with the University
- Top faculty experienced at facilitating distance learning
Long humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first;
treating students as colleagues; and fostering camaraderie among students
- Outstanding student support services for distance learners
View the College of Graduate Nursing website to learn more about the profession.