This program prepares students to become professional nurses. Two distinct categories of students are eligible for admission: The "basic student" who enters the University without having completed a first level nursing program and the "registered nurse student" who, having completed the first level, desires further study to expand their nursing capabilities to the BSN professional level.
The "basic student" is eligible to take the examination for licensure to practice as a registered nurse upon completion of the program. All graduates are recommended for certification as a public health nurse in the State of California. The program is accredited by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, phone: 202-887-6791).