The curriculum for the ADN to MSN is 18 months in duration and is delivered in 8-9 week sessions (46 units).  The BSN to MSN students join the ADN to MSN cohort in the third session and complete the program in 12 months (33 units).  Graduates will be eligible to apply for the PHN certificate through the California Board of Registered Nursing.


The TUC School of Nursing MSN program does not prepare students to become Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNL).  The CNL competencies are employed throughout the MSN curriculum to develop the nurse leader (NL) role in quality and safety improvement in the clinical setting.  While not explicitly preparing students for the CNL exam, students may choose to sit for the national examination for the CNL at the completion of the program.”


The practicum hours (90) for the PHN certification will be conducted in local health departments, schools, and community clinics.  The 400 clinical hours can be completed in the hospital where the student is employed if approved by the agency.  The clinical hours may not include hours during paid service.

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The Course of Study(pdf) details the number, order, and unit value for the required  courses

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  Course Descriptions (pdf) provides a statement of the content for each course.

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The Project Handbook (pdf) serves as a roadmap to the processes, procedures, and requirements of the MSN Culminating Quality Improvement (QI) Project. 


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The Class Meeting Dates (pdf) details the mandatory meetings throughout the academic year.