Generic (Three Year) Program
Classes are admitted in Fall and Spring
Pre-Requisites To Nursing Clinical Courses
|Anatomy with lab*
|General Chemistry with lab*
|Physiology with lab*
|Microbiology with lab*
|Written and Oral Communication
|GSI III course (Art, Humanities, Music, History, Political Science, or Economics
|Religious Studies may be taken with nursing courses
*Courses must have been completed within five years prior to admission.
First Year (28 Units)+-
Human Anatomy w/lab*
BIO 50A (4)
The study of the structure of the human body. A systemic approach is used beginning with the molecular level and progressing to the organism as a whole to demonstrate the interrelationships at each level of organization.
Human Physiology w/lab*
BIO 50B (2)
An introduction to physiological principleswith emphasis on organ systems.
CHE 3L (3)
Application of fundamental concepts including measurements, empirical formulas, energy in reactions, physical states of matter, and solution behavior.
Introduction to Psychology
PSY 1 (3)
This course is an introduction to the study of mental processes and behavior. The course will survey major concepts, research findings, and practical applications of current research.
ENG 1A (3)
Principles and practice of writing with attention to analytical reading. Includes discussion skills, library usage, research techniques, and an introduction to literature.
General Microbiology w/lab*
BIO 3L (4)
This is an introductory microbiology course that will cover the basic principles of microbial growth and metabolism, cellular morphology and structure, taxonomy, pathogenicity, immunity, and control.
Speech - Introduction to Communication
SPE 10 (2)
Introduction to basic principles of communication theory in both small and large groups together with practice in discussion and speech delivery.
PSY 12 (3)
Introduction to human development from conception to death.
PHI 10 (3)
Students taking this course will learn reasoning techniques so they develop their skills at argumentation, spotting fallacious reasoning, and examining uses of language.
Introduction to Christian Ethics
RST 41 (3)
This course introduces students to the theory, praxis, central figures and major themes that shape both traditional and contemporary approaches to understanding moral experience and action.
Introduction to Sociology
SOC 1 (3)
An introduction to the scientific study of human social behavior, including the foundational theories and the basic elements of social research.
General Studies Elective IIIA
RST 41 (3)
Total: 28 units
Second Year (28 Units)+-
Adaptation Model Nursing Theory
NUR 20 (2)
Introduction of the Roy Adaptation Model as a theoretical framework for nursing practice.
Principles and Practice of Nursing Skills
NUR 23, 23L (2, 1)
This course introduces theoretical foundation for basic assessment skills.
Adult Adaptation Nursing I, II
NUR 24, 26 (2, 2)
This course involves an Adaptation Process approach focusing on the Physiologic Mode of adult population.
Medical-Surgical Principles and Practice of Skills I
NUR 24A, 24L (0.5, 0.5)
Introduction of skills for nursing interventions related to medication administration, management of mobility problems, management of nutritional problems, management of elimination problems, and fluid management.
Medical-Surgical Principles and Practice of Skills II
NUR 26A, 26L (0.5, 0.5)
Introduction of skills for nursing interventions related to IV insertion and central line management, blood therapies, airway and oxygenation management.
Medical-Surgical Practicum I, II
NUR 25, 27 (2, 2)
This first medical-surgical practicum introduces the student to the care of the adult hospitalized patient with common medical-surgical problems.
Adult and Adolescent Mental Health Adaptation
NUR 28 (2)
This course introduces the student to an array of mental health problems of adolescent, adult, and geriatric population.
Principles and Practice of Advanced Interpersonal Skills
NUR 28A (1)
This course introduces the students to basic and advanced therapeutic communications skills.
Mental Health Practicum
NUR 29 (2)
This course provides the student with experiences interacting with adolescent, adult, and geriatric population with mental health illness.
NUR 30 (2)
This course presents pharmacology as related to treatment of pathological processes. Major drug classes and mechanisms of drug actions as well as nursing implications are covered.
NUR 31 (2)
This course introduces the student to health problems of children and the impact on the family unit.
NUR 32 (2)
The course provides clinical experience of children, focusing on bio-psycho-social impact of health related problems in an acute care setting.
Total: 26 units
Third Year (17 Units)+-
Professional and Management Issues in Nursing
NUR 33 (2)
The course examines issues faced by professional nurses in providing health care, focusing on the roles of the professional nurse. It also addresses beginning concepts of leadership role in discussing principles of leadership and management.
NUR 35 (2)
This course introduces the student to health problems of the childbearing adult and the impact on the family unit. The focus of the course is the bio-psycho-social impact of health-illness problems and its adaptation process.
NUR 36 (2)
The course provides clinical experience of the childbearing adult, focusing on bio-psycho-social impact of health related problems in an acute care setting.
NUR 37 (2)
This course introduces the student to multiple and chronic health problems of the geriatric population. The focus of the course is the bio-psycho-social impact of health-illness problems and its adaptation process.
Gerontological Nursing Practicum
NUR 38 (2)
The course provides clinical experience of older adults, focusing on bio-psycho-social impact of health related problems in a long-term setting. The course also will experience the manager role of the RN.
Adult Adaptation Nursing III
NUR 46 (2)
This course introduces the student to health problems of acute, complex, multi-system health problems of adults. The focus of the course is the bio-psycho-social impact of health-illness problems and its adaptation process.
Medical-Surgical Practicum III
NUR 47 (2)
The course provides clinical experience of acute complex, multi-system management of adults in an acute care setting. Focus of care is on bio-psycho-social impact of acute health problems on an individual and the family.
Professional Nursing Practicum
NUR 48 (2)
The course provides an internship experience in applying leadership and management principles in an acute care settings. Focus of care is on developing clinical and leadership skills of a beginning professional nurse.
Total: 17 units
Total for Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing: 83 units
PLEASE NOTE: The Associate Degree in Nursing meets the standards for and has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, leading to a California Registered Nurse (RN) license. Students who wish to practice in a state other than California may or may not have additional educational and/or non-educational requirements to complete prior to applying for the RN license. Current students may review the Associate Degree in Nursing state authorization and professional licensure webpage to determine whether this program meets the educational requirements in a specific state. MSMU would like to help our students navigate the licensure process. Contact the A.D.N office at (213) 477-2630 or via email at email@example.com to discuss the process of obtaining an RN license in a state outside of California. The A.D.N program is being discontinued and is not accepting new A.D.N students at this time.