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Master of Science in Nursing - Entry Level Clinical Track

Charisma University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Entry Level Track is designed for applicants with Baccalaureate in non-nursing fields. This program exceeds the minimum requirements from the California Board of Nursing qualifying foreign graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN. Charisma University developed its MSN Entry Level Track as a response to the shortage of nurses in the United States and International.


Welcome Message

Welcome

Lauren Stanley MSN-AAH, FNP-BC, CNS-BC
Nursing Administrator
School of Health Sciences

Welcome to the Entry Level MSN program at Charisma University!

We are the future in innovation of nursing education. Our students are the future of high quality healthcare. Nursing is a noble profession with a high level of accountability and expectation. Our program will prepare our students to meet the current challenges and future demands within healthcare. With cutting edge curriculum geared towards success and mastery of the administrative and clinical facets of nursing, we are embarking on the beginning of something amazing. Focusing on the quality of care for all patients throughout the lifespan, regardless of socioeconomic status, is what our program is all about. Your passion to become a Registered Nurse along with our passion for your educational success is an unstoppable combination.

Together we can tackle the future of healthcare. Here at Charisma, life balance is central in all our degree programs with professors that understand what it is like to juggle family life, work and advancement of education; you will never be alone in your journey. Life experience is an education in itself, which we highly value. Encouraging our students in their studies as well as balancing life and family are values that we hold dear. These nursing programs were designed for those who ordinarily might be discouraged from pursuing their passion of nursing because an education with flexibility simply could not be found. We encourage diversity and understand it's necessity to success in educating the future leaders, educators, innovators and researchers in nursing.

Come join us as we forge new innovations in nursing education and shape the future of healthcare!

Blessings,

Lauren Stanley
Nursing Administrator
RN-BSN & Entry Level MSN Programs
School of Health Sciences
Charisma University
Lauren.stanley@charismauniversity.org


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Learn clinical judgment principles for the purpose of improving quality and safety of patient care.
  • Synthesize leadership theories and principles to enable the assessment and modification of health care delivery systems, organizational structures as well as health policies.
  • Demonstrate ability to integrate scientific evidence and innovations into nursing practice for the purpose of enhancing health outcomes.
  • Demonstrate the competencies to render quality and safe service to clients.

Entry Level MSN Program

  • Bachelor's Degree foundation
  • Credit for courses already taken
  • Prepares students for the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN)
  • Prepares our students for navigation of the complexities of healthcare
  • Clinical that coincide with classes for continuity and retention
  • Future nurse leaders, researchers, contributors & advanced practice
  • Research and classwork to prepare our students for doctoral studies as well
  • Career guidance from high-quality faculty

Time Line & Schedule

  • 2 years of Full time study divided into quarter terms
  • Eligibility to sit for NCLEX-RN upon graduation
  • NCLEX-RN prep integration into curriculum
  • Orientation requirement at our Main Campus
  • 3-5 days Main Campus required at the end of each quarter
  • Didactics (online courses)
  • Clinical ( approx. 20 hours/week)

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with overall GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 scale
  • Statistics or equivalent
  • Anatomy & Physiology I &II OR Human Anatomy & Human Physiology*
  • Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Microbiology*
  • Introductory Chemistry or Biochemistry*
    *(Within the past 5 years is helpful, but not required)
  • Essay of at least 250 words which concisely describes:
    -your view of nursing,
    - your passions,
    -how you will impact your community as a student and graduate of Charisma University
  • Letters of Recommendation (3, 1 clinical/professional, 1 academic, 1 personal)
  • HESI Admission Exam NOT required for those applying with prerequisites courses, as stated above, that are not older than five (5) years.
  • Background Check

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Clinical Requirements

Prior to clinical:

  • CPR from American Heart Association
  • Immunization/health requirements (HepB, TB test, Flu, Tdap, MMR (records))
  • Clinical preceptor Agreement
  • Malpractice Insurance (institution specific)
  • Clinical Site Agreement

Outline of Courses

Courses

Credits

MSN 505 Theoretical Foundations in Nursing

3

MSN-C 511  Health Assessment

3

MSN 515 Community Health Nursing

3

MSN  520  Nutrition and Diet Therapy

3

HCA 532 Teaching Strategies in Health Education

3

MSN 521  Pharmacology

3

MSN 603 Nursing Research

3

MSN 617 Competency Appraisal

3

MSN-C 665 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

5

MPH 502 Principles of Biostatistics for Public Health

3

HCA 611 Clinical Ethics 

3

MSN 541 Nursing Informatics

3

MSN-C 700 Maternal and Child Health I

10

MSN-C 750 Maternal and Child Health II

10

MSN 755 Pathophysiology

3

MSN-C 761 Mental Health Nursing

10

MSN-C 771 Medical Surgical Nursing

10

MSN 635 Nursing Leadership and Management

3

HCA 673 Cultural Diversity Management in Health Care

3

MSN-C 801 Geriatrics Nursing

10

MSN-C 765 Residency

8

 

Total number of credits: 105 Credits

 

 

Clinical Hours

Courses

Clinical Credits

Clinical Contact Hours
(1 credit unit=45 hours)

MSN-C 511

1

45

MSN-C 515

2

90

MSN-C 665

2

90

MSN-C 700

4

180

MSN-C 750

4

180

MSN-C 761

4

180

MSN-C 765

6

270

MSN-C 771

5

225

MSN-C  801

6

270

Total

32 Clinical units

1440 hours

 

Plan of Study

First Year, Semester 1 (15 Credits)
Course Credits

MSN 505  Theoretical Foundations in Nursing

3

MSN-C 511  Health Assessment

3

MSN  520 Nutrition and Diet Therapy

3

MSN 755 Pathophysiology

3

MSN-C 521  Pharmacology

3

First Year, Semester 2 (18 Credits)
Course Credits

MSN-C 665  Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

  5

HCA 611 Clinical Ethics

  3

MSN-C 700  Maternal and Child Health I

 10

First Year, Semester 3 (16 Credits)
Course Credits

MSN 603 Nursing Research

3

MSN 541 Nursing Informatics

3

MSN-C 750   Maternal and Child Health II

10

First Year, Semester 4 (13 Credits)
Course Credits

MPH 502 Principles of Biostatistics for Public Health

3

MSN-C 771   Medical Surgical Nursing

10

Second Year, Semester 1 (10 Credits)
Course Credits

MSN-C 761 Mental Health Nursing

10

Second Year, Semester 2 (10 Credits)
Course Credits

MSN-C 801 Geriatrics Nursing

10

Second Year, Semester 3 (12 Credits)
Course Credits

MSN 635 Nursing Leadership and Management

3

MSN 515 Community Health Nursing

3

HCA 673 Cultural Diversity Management in Health Care

3

 

HCA 532 Teaching Strategies in Health Education

3

 

Second Year, Semester 4 (11 Credits)
Course Credits

MSN-C 765   Residency

8

MSN 617     Competency Appraisal

3