Master of Arts in Nursing

The primary goal of the masters program in Nursing is to prepare qualified nurses for clinical specialization and leadership in any of the following major fields:

• Adult Health Nursing
• Community Health Nursing
• Maternal and Child Nursing
• Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
• Nursing Administration
• School Health Nursing

This goal can be attained through:

1. increased competence in a major field in Nursing;
2. increased understanding of theories, research principles, methodologies and their application, and utilization of research findings to develop and improve nursing practice;
3. critical thinking about current problems and issues affecting the Nursing profession and the health care delivery system;
4. greater insight into self and others as fully functioning individuals;
5. broader understanding of a related discipline as further base for specialization in nursing;
6. innovative measures in the delivery of health care services; and;
7. independent nursing practice.

Program of Study

The M.A. (Nursing) degree requires completion of 36 units, 30 units of which are credited to academic courses and 6 units for the thesis. Except for N-241, N-242 and N-243 and some cognates, academic courses generally carry a 3-unit load. The fulltime student enrolls in 12 units of academic work per semester and is given a maximum of 5 years within which to finish all 36 units of academics and the thesis, including passing the comprehensive examination.