California State University, Fresno

2345 East San Ramon Avenue M/S MH25
Fresno, California 93740
559-278-02041 or 559-451-2430
Program Director: 

Dr. Mary D. Barakzai


Dr. Andrew Hoff

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Description & Objectives

Entry Level Master’s in Nursing Program (ELM):
A full-time accelerated graduate program that enables students who hold a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing to complete the required nursing coursework and be eligible to become a nurse educator.  The first portion of the program prepares students to take the registered nurse licensure exam. The second portion of the program provides the coursework necessary to allow students to graduate with an M.S.N. as a Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator.

3 years
Admission Requirements: 

Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in each of the Core 8 prerequisites; Completed application for admission with three letters of recommendation; Written essay; Successful completion of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

Tuition Requirements: 

Essay Winners

This I believe about nursing… “Being called to serve others is an honor and responsibility which I take seriously.”