MSN Program

Program Description

The Cal State East Bay Master of Science in Nursing Program seeks to prepare nurses from our diverse, multicultural community to be effective nurse educators, leaders and administrators in clinical, organizational, or academic settings.  The curriculum builds and expands upon baccalaureate nursing practice and seeks to prepare nurses with broad knowledge and advanced skills needed for a higher level of nursing practice and leadership.   The program allows for a seamless pathway to a practice or research doctoral education for those interested in a doctoral degree. The program provides graduate nursing education in an accessible and flexible delivery approach of online and hybrid courses.  The program is designed to be completed in 4 semesters.


Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing program, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate theoretical and scientific knowledge of ethical/legal principles, advanced nursing practice and clinical excellence in professional practice as well as role development in clinical, organizational and academic settings. 

  • Lead change to improve quality outcomes and demonstrate effective leadership in advanced practice roles in nursing our diverse, multicultural community.

  • Critically analyze evidence in the advanced practice of nursing and in the planning, delivery and evaluation of quality care in clinical, organizational and academic settings.  

  • Integrate healthcare technologies to facilitate interprofessional collaboration that improves clinical practice, education and organizational management. 

  • Design culturally inclusive, ethical, and innovative nursing care practices and systems in clinical prevention and population care for individuals, families, and communities across the healthcare system.

  • Develop and cultivate interprofessional partnerships that foster a culture of lifelong learning and professional development to advance excellence in nursing practice. 

Program Quality Outcomes:

  • 100% of recent graduates surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with how easy it was to reach faculty and their responsiveness to learner's questions and concerns.

  • 93% of recent graduates surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of the program, including teaching and learning strategies and use of technology.

  • 100% of graduates are employed in healthcare settings

  • 80% of learners complete the program in 2 years, with nearly 100% completing within 3 years. Program completion rates consistently exceed national benchmarks established by CCNE. 

  • 100% of faculty members meet or exceed department and University standards of excellence in teaching, research, scholarly and creative achievements. 


The MSN Program’s Mission and Core Values are found HERE.

Learn more about the MSN program on the University Extension MSN website and in the University Catalog  for the Nursing Education Track and Leadership and Administration Track

 The master’s degree program in nursing at California State University, East Bay is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (