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The Experience of the Graduate Nursing Program


Vicky Padilla

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Master of Science in Nursing

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Earn your Master of Science in Nursing at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles.

The graduate Nursing program at Mount Saint Mary's University prepares registered nurses in advanced nursing theory, leadership, and modern-day specializations, while fostering a spirit to serve others. Our program provides nurses with the skills and knowledge they need to address issues of health equity and social justice. We train students in patient-care technologies to deliver and coordinate the highest level of care, and we enhance the research skills of students to ensure quality outcomes within the practice setting. 

The MSN program offers the following specialty tracks:

  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Educator
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Post-MSN Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Certificate

Our graduate nursing classes combine face to face meeting with online learning. Classes meet Saturday, for a total of 6 Saturday class sessions each semester, at our beautiful and historic Doheny campus in downtown Los Angeles. Students have the opportunity to join our MSN program in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.

Call 213.477.2800 for more information on Mount Saint Mary’s University Master of Science in Nursing degree program. Click here to learn more about graduate admission.

Greetings from the Graduate Program in Nursing

Our graduate program the Master of Science in Nursing, is designed not only to further your professional development as a nurse but also your personal growth to provide you with the emotional skills to fully contribute to our community. All of us are cognizant of the complexities that our patients, families and friends encounter on a daily basis. As a registered nurse, we are quite often the first person to whom others seek assistance. Your decision to pursue graduate nursing studies is demonstration of your conviction to perform at the highest level. At Mount Saint Mary’s University, we value the rigor and excitement of nursing research done together as a community of learners and we respect the dignity and value of the individual thus the emphasis on refining one’s emotional intelligence. A graduate nursing degree strengthens our ability to work with others and accept differences for this is absolutely essential as we dialogue and learn from one another.


Dr. Marsha Sato, Director of MSN Program

The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist track in the MSN program conforms to the California Board of Registered Nursing’s requirements for California Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification.  Mount Saint Mary’s is in the process of researching program professional licensure standards in other states. 


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master's degree program in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Mount Saint Mary's University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (