Accelerated Program

Curriculum

The first year of study in MEPN includes all the didactic and clinical nursing study usually distributed over one year. It entails 30-37 clock hours of class and clinical work per week in addition to study time. Consequently, it is not advisable and students are discouraged from engaging in paid employment or taking additional coursework during their first year in MEPN. The final two years of the program are more individually paced and, therefore, it may be feasible for students to work part time.

All of the information in the website section "Master of Science Program," and the website section listing Master's Specialties is relevant to the last two years of study of this (MEPN) program.

Clinical Sites

Clinical teaching sites are located at major medical centers throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, within an approximate 50-mile radius of the School of Nursing. By lottery system each student is assigned rotations at three or more different sites, affording broad exposure to renowned centers of patient care and research.

Students are expected to provide their own transportation to all clinical site locations. It is strongly recommended that students must have access to a vehicle or personal transportation, as most clinical sites are not accessible by public transportation.

MEPN First Year Sample Curriculum
Session/
Quarter
Course
Theory
Units
Clinical
Units
Summer
N141 Pharmacology and Nursing Care
3.0
 
Summer
N142 Intro to Professional Nursing
3.0
8.0
Summer
N145 Pathophysiology
5.0
 
Fall
N143 Effective Communication
3.0
 
Fall
N144 Adult Med.-Surgery/Geriatric Nursing
4.5
9.0
Winter
N146 Parent-Child Nursing
4.0
3.5
Winter
N148 Socio-Cultural Issues in Health, Illness
2.0
 
Winter
N149 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
3.0
3.0
Spring
N147 Childbearing Families
4.0
3.5
Spring
N150 Community Health Nursing
4.0
4.5
Spring
N151 Issues in Nursing
3.0
 
Totals:
37.0
33.0

Professors Leading Courses

Clinical Professor Pam Bellefeuille, RNMN, ACNS-BC, CEN: N144, N144A
Physio, School of Nursing 6th floor

Associate Clinical Professor Sheila Proctor, RN, MS, MPH: N150, N150A, N151
CHS, School of Nursing 5th floor

Assistant Clinical Professor Melinda Cuthbert, RN, PhD: N143, N149, N149A
CHS, School of Nursing 5th floor

Associate Clinical Professor Lin Lin, RN, PhD: N146, N146A, N145
FHCN, School of Nursing 4th floor

Associate Clinical Professor Cynthia Belew, RN, MS, CNM: N147, N147A
FHCN, School of Nursing 4th floor

Associate Clinical Professor Deena Mallareddy, RN, MSN, CNM: N147, N147A
FHCN, School of Nursing 4th floor

Assistant Clinical Professor Jeneva Gularte-Rinaldo, PhD, RN: N142, N142A, N142B
Physio, School of Nursing 6th floor

Assistant Professor Kristina Fortes, MSN, RN: N142, N145
Physio, School of Nursing 6th floor

Program Leadership

MEPN Interim Director
Mary Foley, RN, PhD, FAAN, N631C

Associate Dean & MEPN Interim Assistant Director
TBD

MEPN Program Coordinator
Kizza Chadiha, Academic Programs, 3rd Floor