Post Master’s Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner

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Why the Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing Program?

Our MSN-ELM program empowers nurse leaders to shape the future of healthcare equity. We explore how emerging nurse leaders can impact social determinants of health and well-being outcomes at both the patient, family, and community levels. Through a social justice lens, students are taught to provide optimal whole-centered care using effective communication and health advocacy.

Students will provide care for patients in diverse acute health care settings and community agencies, with an experienced nurse educator by their side. Students develop the professional registered nursing role through a variety of patient care experiences. Our nursing students learn how to care for patients and their families within a supportive environment.

Graduates demonstrate their emerging leadership skills by improving clinical outcomes and care processes in a quality, cost-effective manner and serving as a key member of an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.

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Clinical Experiences

Students in the entry-level Master of Science in Nursing program complete clinical experiences in a variety of settings, including:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Girls Club of Los Angeles
I am very thankful for the experiences and opportunities that were opened for me because of Charles R. Drew University.”
Hazel Mary Danggoec , DNP, RN, CNL

Career Options

Students who complete the entry-level Master of Science in Nursing program pursue careers as a:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Research Nurse
  • Health Informatics Nurse
  • Nursing Educator
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Questions? Contact Us.

Emilyn Lao
Assistant Professor

Upcoming Info Sessions

Interested in the Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing at Charles Drew University? Register to attend an information session to learn more about the program.


The Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by CCNE (Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education) and is approved by the California Board of Nursing.