"The Master's Entry Program in Nursing at USD provided me with memorable opportunities and experiences, both locally and internationally, which were integral to my development as a Clinical Nurse Leader at the front line of today's health care environment."
The Master's Entry Program in Nursing (MEPN) is intended for individuals with a baccalaureate degree or higher in another discipline. The program is designed for the person seeking a new career in nursing.
Students will enroll annually in this 5 term (21 month) program beginning in September. The MEPN program is demanding, as it provides the student with a general foundation in nursing as well as Master's level courses that provide the skills necessary to serve in leadership positions. After successful completion of the program, the student receives a master's degree in clinical nursing and is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nursing (RN) licensure. Graduates are prepared as Advanced Nurse Generalists are eligible to sit for the Clinical Nurse Leader certificate exam.
Clinical teaching sites will be located at major medical centers throughout San Diego county, affording broad exposure to excellent centers of patient care.