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MS in Nursing (Generic Non-RN MSN)

San Francisco State University (Graduate Studies Division)



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In this program, students must have successfully completed all prelicensure prerequisites, prelicensure courses, and must attain status as a registered nurse in California (successful completion of the NCLEX exam). Graduates provide leadership and expertise in a variety of settings as expert clinicians, administrators/managers, teachers and researchers assuring health and healthcare for people of all ages. Clinical nurse specialists, as expert clinicians, serve specific client/patient populations in acute, chronic, inpatient and outpatient settings. Graduates of the nursing administration emphasis hold positions in nursing management, administration, and as entrepreneurs across a variety of health care settings. Graduates of the community public health emphasis have positions as managers, program planners, and case managers for specific at-risk populations in community and public health settings. Graduates prepared as family nurse practitioners hold positions in a variety of primary care and hospital settings. Graduates of all emphases are eligible for positions in program planning and evaluation and serve as clinical faculty for schools of nursing. The master's curriculum meets the requirements for entry into nursing education at the doctoral level. Non-nurses who enter the master's program are able to take the national registered nurse licensure examination (NCLEX) upon completion of the pre-licensure component of their course of study.

Course options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees

$13,668.00 (Rs8,36,273.85) a year $5,952/year non-resident tuition ($372 per unit); $7,716/year registration fee


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College of Health and Human Services, School of Nursing

San Francisco State University,

1600 Holloway Avenue - BH 357,



94132, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or B average. Students should have completed all nursing prerequisite requirements and must have oral communication/speech and sociology or anthropology on their transcripts as they are required by the Board of Registered Nursing for licensure. International students whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency by obtaining minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based), 550 (paper-based) and 213 (computer-based); IELTS overall band score of 7.0; or Pearson Test of English (PTE) academic overall score of 65.

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