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School of Nursing & Health Professions

Focused on creating innovative leaders for an ever-changing health care system, Brandman University’s Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions utilizes a blend of advanced technologies and immersive learning.

Inquire, Innovate, Inspire

Undergraduate courses are taught by practicing RNs and graduate courses are taught by practicing, nationally certified, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), who are accomplished experts in online education. Our programs are designed to combine online coursework with direct application through 3- to 4-day immersion sessions held at our high-tech Immersive Learning and Simulation Center. Whether you are an RN looking to achieve your BSN, an experienced nurse reaching for an advanced practice level through a DNP, doctorally prepared APRN's looking to learn a new nurse practitioner specialty, Brandman has a program to help you move to the next stage of your career.

Brandman University is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees at Brandman University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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As leaders of healthcare change, our graduates embrace the spirit of inquiry to identify evidence-based strategies, create innovative solutions and inspire others while optimizing patient care.



To provide dynamic education that focuses on inquiry and innovative practice relevant to an ever-changing healthcare system.

Both the faculty and staff members have been very supportive in every way, manifesting their core values in action. Students are accorded the same respect and dignity regardless of their cultural background, color, gender or religion.
Jacinta A | Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2018
It was a big sacrifice with two daughters in college and it takes persistence and patience. Brandman is very supportive of students. They push their students in the right direction and motivate them. It was a positive experience and coming from a family of nurses, that’s saying a lot.
Lorelei P. | Doctorate of Nursing Practice, 2017
sharon h nurse practitioner brandman was always my goal to become a Nurse Practitioner. I wanted to mentor other nurses who were new to the profession and share my experiences with them.
Sharon H. | Doctorate of Nursing Practice,

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Nursing immersion sessions, the RN-BSN program or DNP program? Browse through frequently asked questions about Nursing at Brandman. 


How do I apply to Brandman University?

Brandman has a fully online application at


Is Brandman University accredited?

Yes. Brandman University is regionally accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda California, 94501; (510) 748-9001. 

How can I contact someone for other questions?

Call (866) 685-8793 or e-mail [email protected]


Does Brandman offer continuing education courses or graduate certificates?

Both continuing education courses and post-doctorate certificates in the two nurse practitioner specialties are offered.


What occurs at an immersion session?

During the immersion session, students meet face-to-face or remotely to learn online learning strategies, advanced information technology skills, communication and teamwork exercises and review skills in a state-of-the-art Immersion Learning and Simulation Center (ILSC). The ILSC provides computer-managed manikins and three-dimensional virtual reality environments using standardized patients for high fidelity learning.

What is a typical day of immersion like?

A day at immersion is a full day of activity. Days run from approximately 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and time is spent in group demonstrations from faculty and other experts, small group discussions, hands-on skills learning and lab experiences. There is also time for networking and some fun! Academic and Financial Aid advisors are also available for individualized in-person meetings.

*Noting the typical end time to an immersion day, please do not schedule any travel arrangements to occur until after the end of the day. Leaving early, unless pre-approved, is not permissible. We recommend seeking any pre-approvals before booking travel accommodations.  

When is Spring Immersion?

**The following immersion dates are considered to be virtual/remote unless otherwise noted & is subject to change. Please check your Brandman University student email account daily for updated immersion information. **

Spring 1 2021

Intro to Nursing for pl-ABSN_3

Monday, January 11th, 2021: Full Day

On-Campus: TBD

Online via Zoom: TBD


Monday January 11 - Wednesday January 13, 2021

  • NURU 604: Clinical Practicum- Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan and Cultures


Wednesday January 13 - Friday January 15, 2021

    • Orientation Immersion
    • NURU 601: Transitions in Practice: The Advanced Practice Nurse as DNP

    PM-DNP 22 (with & without specialty)

    Wednesday January 13 - Friday January 15, 2021

    • Orientation Immersion
    • DNPU 704: Evidence Based Thinking for Scholarship and Practice

    RN-BSN FT 1x & PTx (On Campus or Online via Zoom)

    On-Campus: TBD

    Online via Zoom: TBD

    • Orientation Immersion
      • NURU 400: Transition in Practice: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

    New Student Orientation pl-ABSN_5

    Thursday, January 14th, 2021: Full Day

    On-Campus: TBD

    Online via Zoom: TBD

    Spring 2 2021

    Intro to Clinical for pl-ABSN_3

    Monday, March 8th, 2021: Half Day

    On-Campus: TBD

    Online via Zoom: TBD


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