Master of Science in Nursing – Entry Level Clinical Track
Charisma University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Entry Level Track is designed for applicants with Baccalaureate in non-nursing fields. This program qualifies foreign graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN. Charisma University developed its MSN Entry Level Track as a response to the shortage of nurses in the United States and International.
Welcome to the Entry Level MSN program at Charisma University!
We are the future in innovation of nursing education. Our students are the future of high quality healthcare. Nursing is a noble profession with a high level of accountability and expectation. Our program will prepare our students to meet the current challenges and future demands within healthcare. With cutting edge curriculum geared towards success and mastery of the administrative and clinical facets of nursing, we are embarking on the beginning of something amazing. Focusing on the quality of care for all patients throughout the lifespan, regardless of socioeconomic status, is what our program is all about. Your passion to become a Registered Nurse along with our passion for your educational success is an unstoppable combination.
Together we can tackle the future of healthcare. Here at Charisma, life balance is central in all our degree programs with professors that understand what it is like to juggle family life, work and advancement of education; you will never be alone in your journey. Life experience is an education in itself, which we highly value. Encouraging our students in their studies as well as balancing life and family are values that we hold dear. These nursing programs were designed for those who ordinarily might be discouraged from pursuing their passion of nursing because an education with flexibility simply could not be found. We encourage diversity and understand it’s necessity to success in educating the future leaders, educators, innovators and researchers in nursing.
Come join us as we forge new innovations in nursing education and shape the future of healthcare!
RN-BSN & Entry Level MSN Programs
School of Health Sciences
Program Learning Outcomes
- Learn clinical judgment principles for the purpose of improving quality and safety of patient care.
- Demonstrate ability to integrate scientific evidence and innovations into nursing practice for the purpose of enhancing health outcomes.
- Demonstrate personal accountability for professional growth by consistently striving for new knowledge and keeping abreast of issue, trends and innovations relevant to nursing practice.
- Demonstrate the competencies to render quality and safe service to clients.
Entry Level MSN Program
- Bachelor’s Degree foundation
- Credit for courses already taken
- Prepares students for the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN)
- Prepares our students for navigation of the complexities of healthcare
- Clinical that coincide with classes for continuity and retention
- Future nurse leaders, researchers, contributors & advanced practice
- Research and classwork to prepare our students for doctoral studies as well
- Career guidance from high-quality faculty
- 2 years of Full-time study divided into quarter terms
- Eligibility to sit for NCLEX-RN upon graduation
- NCLEX-RN prep integration into curriculum
- Clinical (approx. 20 hours/week at affiliated accredited hospitals)
Due to COVID-19, the lecture part of this program will be offered online for students entering Fall 2020. Students will be required to physically attend the required clinical rotations and can do so in an accredited hospital around their local cities. Students should note that we will require clinical Preceptor and clinical site agreements should they secure their clinical sites by themselves.Students should be aware of Malpractice Insurance, which is institution-specific.
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with overall GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 scale
- Statistics or equivalent
- Anatomy & Physiology I & II with lab OR Human Anatomy with lab & Human Physiology with lab
- Psychology (Any Psychology course of a minimum of 3 Credits)
- Sociology (Any Sociology course of a minimum of 3 Credits)
- Microbiology with lab.
- Chemistry (Any Chemistry course of a minimum of 3 Credits- lab is optional)
- Essay of at least 250 words which concisely describes:
– your view of nursing,
– your passions,
– how you will impact your community as a student and graduate of Charisma University
- Letters of Recommendation (3, 1 clinical/professional, 1 academic, 1 personal)
- HESI Admission Exam Required for students with less than GPA of 3.0 in science prerequisite courses (waived for students applying for entry in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19). Please note, HESI exit examination is part of the graduation requirements from this program.
- Background Check
- Drug Test (Not required to be fulfilled as part of admission requirements for students entering in Fall 2020 due to COVID-19; but, must be fulfilled as soon as COVID-19 is over)
Prior to clinical:
- CPR from American Heart Association
- Immunization/health requirements (HepB, TB test, Flu, Tdap, MMR (records))
- Clinical Preceptor Agreement
- Malpractice Insurance (institution specific)
- Clinical Site Agreement
Outline of Courses
Total number of credits: 100 Credits
|Courses||Clinical Credits||Clinical Contact Hours
(1 credit unit=45 hours)
|Total||32 Clinical units||1350 hours|
Plan of Study
First Year, Semester 1 (10 Credits)
|MSN 520 Nutrition and Diet Therapy||3|
|HCA 611 Clinical Ethics||3|
|MSN-C 511 Health Assessment||4|
First Year, Semester 2 (11 Credits)
|MSN-C 665 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice||5|
|MSN 755 Pathophysiology||3|
|MSN 521 Pharmacology||3|
First Year, Semester 3 (13 Credits)
|MSN 603 Nursing Research||3|
|MSN-C 700 Maternal and Child Health I||10|
First Year, Semester 4 (13 Credits)
|MPH 502 Principles of Biostatistics for Public Health||3|
|MSN-C 750 Maternal and Child Health II||10|
Second Year, Semester 1 (13 Credits)
|HCA 673 Cultural Diversity Management in Health Care||3|
|MSN-C 771 Medical Surgical Nursing||10|
Second Year, Semester 2 (13 Credits)
|MSN-C 761 Mental Health Nursing||10|
|MSN 515 Community Health Nursing||3|
Second Year, Semester 3 (16 Credits)
|MSN 635 Nursing Leadership and Management||3|
|MSN-C 801 Geriatrics Nursing||10|
|HCA 532 Teaching Strategies in Health Education||3|
Second Year, Semester 4 (11 Credits)
|MSN-C 765 Residency||8|
|MSN 617 Competency Appraisal||3|