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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Nursing

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Registered Nurse (120 units)

Admission

Registered Nurse Applicants are required to apply for admission to the University and do the following:

  • 1. Hold a current license or be eligible for license to practice in California;
  • 2. Graduation from an Accredited Associate Degree program or evaluation of diploma program for equivalency by an Accredited Associate Degree program;
  • 3. Have 56 to 70 transferable units;
  • 4. Maintain malpractice and health insurance throughout clinical coursework and submit to a criminal background check;
  • 5. Attend a group counseling session for RN students and complete the RN application form;
  • 6. Submit official transcripts of any previous college work to the School of Nursing;
  • 7. Fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) either prior to admission or within the first semester in the program.

Graduates of diploma schools of nursing are urged to seek information/admission to a community college that offers the opportunity to earn academic credit for a diploma nursing program.

Requirements

Support Courses:

Take the following:

  • CHEM 140 General, Organic, and Biochemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A GE math course (may be taken concurrently); high school chemistry or equivalent.

Take one of the following:

  • PSY 310 Intermediate Statistics (4)
    Prerequisites: PSY 100, 210, GE Foundation requirement and upper division standing.
  • EDP 419 Educational Statistics (3)
    Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate mathematics course suitable for general education math credit and, if required by the major, a lower-division statistics course.

Take all of the following:

  • NRSG 305 Pathophysiology for Nurses (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208, CHEM 140, MICR 200 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 200, 202, 305 and NUTR 339.
  • NRSG 309 Dimensions of Professional Nursing (2)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the ADN to BSN program. Support courses: CHEM 140, NRSG 305.
  • NRSG 312 Health Assessment (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 202, 302, 305, NUTR 339, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 250, 260, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 400 Health Care Delivery Systems (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 372, or consent of instructor; for RNs: NRSG 305, 309, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 402 or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 402 Community Health Nursing (7)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 372, or consent of instructor; for RNs NRSG 305, 312, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 400, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 450 Nursing Research (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402. Corequisites: NRSG 452 or 453 or 454.
  • NRSG 451 Nursing Leadership and Management (2)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 452 or 453 or 454. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.

Take one of the following:

  • NRSG 452 Advanced Nursing in Critical Care (6)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
  • NRSG 453 Adv Nursing in Maternal-Child Health (6)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
  • NRSG 454 Advanced Medical, Surgical, Community, Mental Health Nursing (6)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.

Course of Study

A specific combination of general education, prerequisites, nursing and elective courses totaling 135 units for the basic program and 120 units for the R.N. program are required for graduation. All nursing courses in the nursing program must be taken in sequence. Admission to the first course is by application which will be accepted upon successful attainment of the criteria listed above. The last date to file applications for each semester will be available in the School of Nursing. Progress in the nursing major requires that students maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA on all units attempted and attain a minimum of a "C" grade in each of the nursing courses as well as all required support courses. The student who earns less than a grade of "C" must repeat that course prior to being admitted to the next course in the nursing course sequence. A nursing course may be repeated one time. A break in the sequence of nursing courses necessitates readmission on a space-available basis.

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