Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Requirements (127 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Admission Requirements

  1. Application must be submitted by April 1 for Fall term and July 1 for Winter term;
  2. Completion of the ATI-TEAS pre-admission examination, with a score of at least 70, by admission application deadline;
  3. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 overall;
  4. A grade of at least C (2.0) in each prerequisite course;
  5. Completion of at least half of the science and at least half of the non-science prerequisite support courses listed below is a minimum to be considered for admission, with a cumulative GPA in the completed prerequisite courses of at least 3.0.
    Prerequisite support courses required for admission (18)
    Must complete at least two of the following four science courses:10
    Principles of Microbiology
    Human Physiology and Anatomy I
    Human Physiology and Anatomy II
    Fundamentals of Chemistry I: General Chemistry
    Must complete at least two of the following four non-science courses:8
    Oral Communication
    Introductory Statistics and Hypothesis Testing
    One Critical Thinking course that satisfies category A4 in the General Education (GE) Program
    Freshman Composition (GE) chosen from:
    Stretch Composition III
    Stretch Composition III for Multilingual Students
    Accelerated Stretch Composition II
    Accelerated Stretch Composition II for Multilingual Students
    Advanced First-Year Composition
  6. Attendance at a Department of Nursing Information session.

Additional supplemental consideration will be given to a second language competence and local service area residency.

Admitted students will be permitted to register for and attend first-term nursing courses if and only if they have completed all prerequisite support courses required for admission and meet the following requirements;

  • At least a 3.5 GPA overall;
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all prerequisite support courses;
  • A grade of at least C (2.0) in each prerequisite course.

Degree Requirements (Program Code: NRSG)

Prerequisite support courses (36)
BIOL 220Principles of Microbiology5
BIOL 223Human Physiology and Anatomy I5
BIOL 224Human Physiology and Anatomy II5
CHEM 205Fundamentals of Chemistry I: General Chemistry5
COMM 120Oral Communication4
MATH 165Introductory Statistics and Hypothesis Testing4
One Critical Thinking course that satisfies category A4 in the General Education (GE) Program4
Freshman Composition (GE) chosen from:4
Stretch Composition III
Stretch Composition III for Multilingual Students
Accelerated Stretch Composition II
Accelerated Stretch Composition II for Multilingual Students
Advanced First-Year Composition
Support courses required which may be taken after admission to the nursing major (8)
PSYC 201Developmental Psychology4
One integrative capstone course that meets the multicultural/ gender requirement in the general education program4
Lower-division requirements (17)
NURS 200Foundations of Nursing Process, Roles and Skills4
NURS 201Foundations of Nursing Process, Roles and Skills: Laboratory3
NURS 202Concepts in Professional Nursing2
NURS 220Intermediate Nursing Process, Roles and Skills4
NURS 221Intermediate Nursing Process, Roles and Skills: Laboratory4
Upper-division requirements (66)
NURS 302Technological Assessment I1
NURS 316Health Assessment4
NURS 320Advanced Nursing Process, Roles and Skills: Theory4
NURS 323Advanced Nursing Process, Roles and Skills: Laboratory4
NURS 332Nursing Care of Families and Children4
NURS 333Nursing Care of Families and Children: Laboratory3
NURS 334Maternal Child and Women's Health4
NURS 335Maternal Child and Women's Health: Laboratory3
NURS 340Theories of Nursing2
NURS 380Pathophysiological Concepts Applied to Nursing Practices4
NURS 382Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice4
NURS 400Psych/Mental Health Nursing4
NURS 402Technological Assessment II2
NURS 404Leadership and Management in Nursing4
NURS 406Community/Public Health Nursing4
NURS 408Capstone Seminar1
NURS 409Preceptor Capstone Lab4
NURS 415Psych/Mental Health Nursing: Clinical Laboratory3
NURS 417Community and Public health Nursing3
NURS 422Introduction to Nursing Research4
Total Units127