Nursing Students Gather in Irvine, San Diego for Immersion Sessions

January 23, 2020

The following content first appeared on the news page while UMass Global operated under its former name of Brandman University.

IRVINE, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2020) - Brandman University’s campuses in Irvine and San Diego recently hosted practicing and future nurses to immersion sessions providing opportunities for hands-on learning and in-person interactions between faculty and students during the week of Jan. 13-17.

In Irvine, about 90 students who had traveled from several U.S. cities gathered at the Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions. The Irvine sessions were open to practicing nurses working toward a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The degree qualifies students for advanced clinical practice, and Brandman students may choose to prepare for specializations as nurse practitioners delivering psychiatric and mental health care or family practice.

An additional 24 students attended immersion sessions in San Diego for the university’s new pre-licensure Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. Students in this program will begin core nursing courses this summer with a new, state-of-the-art skills lab at the San Diego campus.


Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative programs and support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs. Brandman serves about 24,000 students, more than 14,000 of whom enroll in academic credit programs, at 25 physical campuses in California and Washington, as well as online. Brandman offers fully-online courses for students anywhere in the United States and for military personnel serving abroad. For additional information, visit the university’s website.

Media Contacts:

Terri M. Carbaugh, Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs: [email protected]

Andrew Edwards, Senior Multimedia News Writer: [email protected]

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