Graduates of our nursing program are prepared to take the NCLEX RN licensing exam, and obtain a Public Health Certificate and an MSN in Nursing. They are well-positioned to become competent nurse clinicians and future leaders who promote improved patient care outcomes through organizational and systematic change and participate in inter-professional practice with an evidence-based approach. 


Zienna Blackwell-Rodriquez

“I am excited that this program will allow students to quickly advance to a Master of Science in Nursing and bring that expertise to work locally upon graduation. I look forward to our creative collaboration and the opportunity it will give me to share with the students the exciting, innovative, evidence-based and population-focused world of public health.”

Zienna Blackwell-Rodriquez DNP, RN, PHN
Director, San Joaquin County Public Health Services
ELMSN Advisory Board




Salary Statistics

Nurses in California are paid the highest salaries in the nation ranging from $108,040 - $140,740, with a median annual salary of $113,240 (Bureau of Labor Statistics: CA 2019).

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