MSN Leadership Frequently Asked Questions

I have never taken online classes and I am not sure if online learning is right for me.

Check out CSUF’s online readiness resourcesOpens in new window to help you make that decision.

Do I have set class times?

No. You can log in to your course anytime day or night to complete coursework. Occasionally, instructors may offer set log in times for virtual office hours or live question/answer sessions.

Can I work at my own pace through the course?

No. Online coursework through the School of Nursing is structured similarly to face to face classes in that you will have assignments to complete based on a set schedule with definite due dates. Students do not work through courses at their own pace but rather stay on track together to foster collaborative discussion with classmates and instructors throughout the whole semester.

Will I have clinical classes to complete?

Students will enroll in a leadership practicum course in each of their last two semesters in the program. These practicum courses consist of supervised learning experiences working with preceptors in a variety of settings, either in nursing service organizations or academic areas. Students are placed individually with a preceptor and complete about 100 hours with the preceptor for each practicum course. Students may be able to complete the practicum experience at their place of employment but not in the department where they have direct reporting responsibility.