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The Experience of the Graduate Nursing Program


Vicky Padilla

Abstract Accepted to NACNS Conference

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Carolyn McManus's Poster at Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference

Association of California Nurse Leaders

Dr. Beverly Quaye presents webinar on SBIRT

Master of Science in Nursing

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.

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 (CNS) Certification. For students who wish to practice in a state other than California, you may or may not have additional requirements you must complete prior to applying for your license. Mount Saint Mary’s University is in the process of researching program professional licensure standards in other states.  Contact Dr. Madeleine Bruning at to discuss additional requirements that may be needed to obtain CNS certification in a state outside of California.


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 (