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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 including statistics and chemistry (Chemistry 140 preferred);

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

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of an undergraduate statistics course suitable for general education math credit and a inorganic, organic, and/or biochemistry course (CHEM 140 or combined 5 units chemistry course is preferred).

Take all of the following:

  • NRSG 305 Pathophysiology for Nurses (3)
    Prerequisites: Admisson to the School of Nursing or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 200, NRSG 302 and NUTR 339.
  • NRSG 309 Dimensions of Professional Nursing (2)
    Prerequisites: Basic Student: Admission to the ADN to BSN program. Support courses: CHEM 140, NRSG 305.
  • NRSG 312 Health Assessment (3)
    Prerequisites: Basic students: NRSG 200, NRSG 302, NRSG 305, and NUTR 339, or consent of instructor. RN to BSN students: NRSG 309 or consent of instructor.
    Corequisites: Basic students: NRSG 250 and NRSG 321, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 402 Community Health Nursing (6)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 331, NRSG 341, and GERN 400 or consent of instructor; for RNs NRSG 305, NRSG 312, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 353 and NRSG 361, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 450 Nursing Research (3)
    Prerequisites: NRSG 353, NRSG 361, and NRSG 402 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 452 or NRSG 453 or NRSG 454, NRSG 456 and NRSG 458.
  • NRSG 456 Health Care Delivery Systems and Nursing Leadership (3)
    Prerequisites: Basic students: NRSG 353, NRSG 361, and NRSG 402, or consent of instructor.
    Corequisites:NRSG 450, NRSG 452 or NRSG 453 or NRSG 454, or consent of instructor

Take one of the following:

  • NRSG 452 Senior Concentration in Critical Care (6)
    Prerequisites: Basic students: NRSG 353, NRSG 361, and NRSG 402, or consent of instructor.
    Corequisites: NRSG 450, NRSG 456, and NRSG 458, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
  • NRSG 453 Senior Concentration in Maternal Child Health (6)
    Prerequisites: Basic students: NRSG 353, NRSG 361, and GERN 400, or consent of instructor.
    Corequisites: NRSG 450, NRSG 456, and NRSG 458, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
  • NRSG 454 Senior Concentration in Selected Populations (6)
    Prerequisites: Basic students: NRSG 353 and NRSG 402, or consent of instructor.
    Corequisites: NRSG 450, NRSG 456, and NRSG 458, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.

16 units will be awarded by examination for demonstration of prior learning by passing the CA NCLEX Examination

Course of Study

A specific combination of general education, prerequisites, nursing and elective courses totaling 120 units for the basic program and 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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