2013 ELM Graduates

Entry Level Masters of Science in Nursing- Accelerated BSN Pre-Licensure Nursing Program ELM/ABSN*


Prepare for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program with your Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing

The Entry Level Master’s, post-baccalaureate program embraces a nursing conceptual framework based on the person, health/illness, the environment and professional nursing and is grounded in the biological, psycho-social and nursing sciences. The philosophy of the Program further defines beliefs about the nursing process and teaching/learning and values students who bring their unique learning abilities, life experiences, goals, responsibilities and support systems to the educational experience.

United States University is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing to offer an Entry Level Masters (ELM) Accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing program.   The ELM/ABSN is designed for students who have a minimum of a previous bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing.  Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN in preparation for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California after which they will be eligible to apply for graduate programs of study in nursing.

Program features include:

  • Experience working in a variety of clinical settings
  • Comprehensive preparation for the MSN/FNP program and licensure
  • Federal financial aid available to qualified students

 Program Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge derived from the physical and behavioral sciences and humanities as a basis for professional nursing practice.
  • Use the nursing process to meet the health-promotion, illness prevention, restorative, and rehabilitative needs of individuals, families, and population groups.
  • Use effective communication in interacting with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Provide health teaching through the nursing process to ensure optimum health and wellness.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in accepting accountability and responsible for personal behavior and ethical practice.
  • Use current research findings, evidence based practices and critical thinking skills in promoting the health and welfare of people.
  • Collaborate with and advocate for consumers and colleagues in the delivery of health care services.
  • Apply information technology to promote quality health care.
  • Identify and influence factors that affect health care delivery.
  • Act as a client advocate in promoting health, minimizing risk, and preventing adverse patient outcomes.
  • Assume responsibility for the delegation of nursing care to members of the health care team based on their scope of practice and ability.
  • Demonstrate competent practice as an entry-level registered nurse generalist in a variety of multicultural settings.

Gainful Employment Disclosure for the ELM/MSN/FNP Program