UCLA General Catalog 2017-18
MAJORS AND DEGREES
COLLEGE AND SCHOOLS
GRADUATE STUDY ACADEMIC POLICIES CURRICULA AND COURSES APPENDIXES CATALOG PDF
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program offers prelicensure and postlicensure options. The master’s entry clinical nurse (MECN)/prelicensure program is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline who wish to become registered nurses. The advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)/postlicensure program is for registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing who wish to prepare for an advanced practice role, such as nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist.
The PhD program, which includes an en route MS option, prepares scholars who do original research, generate new theories, and build the scientific basis for professional nursing practice. Research is both basic and applied.
Detailed information about the graduate academic programs offered by the School of Nursing is included in the Program Requirements for UCLA Graduate Degrees.
For information on the proficiency in English requirements for international graduate students, see Graduate Admission in the Graduate Study chapter of this catalog.
For complete degree requirements, see Program Requirements for UCLA Graduate Degrees.