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Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing is traditionally designed to prepare registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees for advanced practice roles as nursing educators, administrators, family and community, and adult clinical roles, and credentialed school nurses.

The curriculum emphasizes the systematic study of professional nursing practice and preparation for a leadership role. The program:

  • Includes both classroom and field experiences in advanced clinical and role concepts and functional role preparations.
  • Is designed for nurses currently employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities, health agencies and educational institutions who require graduate preparation to qualify for present positions or desire advancement to positions of greater responsibility and complexity.
  • Provides maximum flexibility and the opportunity for self-directed study program.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program and master's degree in nursing program at California State University, Sacramento are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-877-6791. https// (

Credential, Master's & Special Teaching Authorization in Health Options

The College of Continuing Education, in conjunction with the Sacramento State School of Nursing, is offering the School Nurse (SN) program.

For additional questions, contact Dr. Kirsten Munk, School Nurse Program Coordinator.