Masters in Nursing

 

                   nursing student                 
                                                                      Mission Statement
 
 
 

    Provide educational excellence in the science and art of           professional nursing to empower our graduates to be               responsible and knowledgeable clinicians, leaders, and            scholars who strive to meet global healthcare needs.

 

 

Program Description

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San José State University offers a Master of Science Degree in two specialty areas 1) Nurse Educator and 2) Family Nurse Practitioner. We also offer a post masters Nurse Educator certificate. The Master of Science (MS) degree program at San José State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNNE). The Valley Foundation School of Nursing received a10 year CCNE accreditation in 2011. Additionally, San José State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Masters Essentials is the Foundation for the graduate curriculum. Our Tenured and Tenure Track faculty educated at the doctoral level are dedicated to providing the very finest nursing education.

We accept applicants for the MS Nurse Educator and Family Nurse Practitioner programs in the Fall Semester. Both programs follow a full time cohort model over 5 semesters. Courses are offered in hybrid format which includes online and in-person meetings. Attendance is required one day per week (Tue or Wed) with additional days for clinical practicum courses.

The MS Nursing Program accepts students who have completed a baccalaureate in nursing. Applicants who have a California RN license and who have been awarded a non-nursing baccalaureate degree may be admitted conditionally on and individual basis.

A grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required in the last 60 units of the undergraduate program coursework. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will be evaluated on an individual basis and may be admitted in a conditional status. 

Potential applicants need to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Physical and psychosocial assessment developed to the level that the applicant can perform and complete history and physical exam on a well adult of either gender.
  • Introductory research course that has prepared the applicant to critique the usefulness of specific research to nursing practice

 


 

 Applying to the Program

 

The nurse educator and family nurse practitioner graduate programs will be accepting applications for Fall 2019. Application Process:

Please complete the San José State University, office of graduate studies application, available here Cal State Apply. Applications will be accepted October 1, 2018 through February 1, 2019. Please be sure to select the correct option when applying, nurse educator or family nurse practitioner option.

Additional information that will be requested as part of the graduate studies application:

  • Current resume
  • Statement of professional goals: Include why you want to be a nurse educator or nurse practitioner and your goals after obtaining your degree
  • Contact information for two professional or academic references
  • Copy or documentation of your current, unrestricted California Registered Nursing License

Once students are formally accepted into the nurse educator or family nurse practitioner programs, additional health documentation will be required (evidence of immunization, background check, drug testing) all administered through third party document tracker.

Note: Calstate Apply and third party document trackers have additional fees.

Nurse Educator Course Sequence
 Semester 1 Fall (8 units)   Semester 2 Spring (9 units)
 NURS 200 - Health Care Systems  NURS 259 - Advanced Pharmacology
 NURS 202 - Theoretical Foundations  NURS 260 - Advanced Pathophysiology
 NURS 248 - Advanced Health Assessment   NURS 295A - Research Methods
 Semester 3 Summer (3 units)   Semester 4 Fall (8 units)
 EDUC 186 - Using Instructional Media  NURS 212 - Curriculum Design
   NURS 214 - Nurse Education Theories  &  Practice 1
 Semester 5 Spring (8 units)  NURS 297.1 - Masters Project Seminar
 NURS 201 - Clinical Leadership Role  Development                    
 
 NURS 216 - Nursing Education Theories &
 Practice II                       
 
 NURS 297.2 - Masters Project   36 units

 

http://www.sjsu.edu/bursar/fees_due_dates/tuition_fees/index.html for up to date fees 

*books, equipment, parking, additional fees TBA

 

Family Nurse Practitioner Course Sequence
 Semester 1 Fall (8 units)  Semester 2 Spring (9 units)
 NURS 200 - Health Care Systems                 NURS 259 - Advanced Pharmacology
 NURS 202 - Theoretical Foundations              NURS 260 - Advanced Pathophysiology
 NURS 248 - Advanced Health Assessment  NURS 295A - Research Methods
 Semester 3 Summer (6 units)   Semester 4 Fall (10 units)
 NURS 201- Clinical Leadership Role 
 Development 
 NURS 251 - FNP Theory II
 NURS 250 - FNP Theory I  NURS 254 -  FNP Practicum II
 NURS 253 - FNP Practicum I  NURS 258 - Professional Issues
   NURS 297.1 - Masters Project Seminar
 Semester 5 Spring (9 units)  
 NURS 252 - FNP Theory III  
 NURS 256 - FNP Practicum III  
 NURS 297.2 - Masters Project  42 units

 

Please see the Family Nurse Practitioner webpage for FNP tuition costs. *Books, equipment, parking additional fees TBA. Once students are formally accepted into the Family Nurse Practitioner Program a non-refundable $250.00 program fee will also be assessed.  

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for full-time graduate students in the nurse educator option can be found here. The family nurse practitioner program is offered through special sessions. See Family Nurse Practitioner program website for more information.  

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Information Sessions

 

Small group advising sessions are offered for our MS Nursing degree programs. Sessions are for students who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing or for students who have an Associate degree in nursing plus a baccalaureate degree in another discipline. Reservations are not necessary. See here for Group Advising Programs. I am happy to meet one-on-one after you have attended a general advising session. For more information please contact:

Phuong Chau Tran

Graduate Program Administrative Assistant

phuong.chau@sjsu.edu

Or

Deepika Goyal, PhD, MS, FNP-C

Graduate Program Coordinator

Family Nurse Practitioner Program Director

deepika.goyal@sjsu.edu

 

Additional Information