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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Nursing

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty

Core Courses

  • NRSG 510 - Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NRSG 520 - Advanced Pharmacology
  • NRSG 530 & 530L - Advanced Physical Assessment with Lab
  • NRSG 540 - Health Care Economics
  • NRSG 550 - Human Diversity
  • NRSG 560 - Theories and Roles of AP Nursing
  • NRSG 596 - Research Methods in Nursing

Clinical Specialty Courses

  • NRSG 610, 610A & 610B - Women's Health Theory and Clinical I
  • NRSG 611, 611A & 611B - Women's Health Theory and Clinical II
  • NRSG 612, 612A - Women's Health Theory and Clinical III

Culminating Event Course -- must choose one of the following

  • NRSG 692 - Nursing Directed Project
  • NRSG 695 - Professional Literature
  • NRSG 698 - Nursing Thesis
(All requirements contained on these pages are superseded by the official information published in the CSULB Catalog of the current academic year. To see an online copy, visit this official university page.)


Proposed Progression of Degree


  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred.  A bachelor’s degree in a related field will be considered
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of California
  • Admission to graduate standing in nursing at the university
  • A college-level course in statistics
  • A physical assessment course with a lab
  • A pathophysiology course equivalent to CSULB’s Nursing Pathophysiology 305
  •  An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in the undergraduate program
  • Must have earned a B or better in all prerequisite courses