Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Requirements (127 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Admission Requirements

  1. Application must be submitted by March 1 for Fall term and October 1 for Winter term;
  2. Completion of the ATI-TEAS pre-admission examination by admission application deadline;
  3. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.0 on prerequisite courses listed below;
  4. Additional supplemental requirements for impacted programs include health care experience, second language competence and local service area residency.

Department Regulations

  1. Students in the Nursing major must earn grades of "C" or better in all courses prerequisite or corequisite to the major. If a grade less than "C" is earned in any nursing major course, the student will be dropped from the Nursing program. Upon successful re-application to the Nursing major, Nursing courses for which the student has earned less than a grade of "C" may be attempted or repeated only one time. Students may not enroll in any course that requires other nursing prerequisites unless the prerequisite courses are completed with grades of "C" or better. Additional academic policies can be found in the Department of Nursing BSN Nursing Student Handbook.
  2. Students are responsible for all information and performance of all policies in the Department of Nursing BSN Nursing Student Handbook including annual updates.
  3. Students on academic probation must remove grade-point deficiencies before progressing further in the nursing program.
  4. Nursing students must carry malpractice insurance in the amount of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 per year or more in order to be admitted to clinical courses.
  5. Prior to the first quarter of classes, students must submit a report of a recent physical examination, including tuberculosis skin testing, indicating that they are able to engage in activities required to meet the expectations of the program. Exams are available by appointment through the Student Health Center for a fee. Immunizations and/or proofs of immunity are required. Contact the Department of Nursing for more information.
  6. Students must have current Health Insurance. See Department for instructions.
  7. Students must have a current background check prior to their clinical experience. See Department for instructions.
  8. Students must have access to insured transportation for their clinical experience.
  9. Clothing required by the clinical facility appropriate for that setting must be provided by the students with appropriate identification by name and school. (Name pin and arm patch are available for purchase at the Coyote Bookstore.)
  10. Advisement with a faculty member is recommended prior to registration each quarter. Advisement is required prior to registration for spring quarter.
  11. Students must participate in the department competency assessment program.
  12. Students must obtain and wear Nursing Student Name Badges to: all orientation events, clinical laboratories, SIM labs, open labs, and exams throughout the program.
  13. Students are required to participate in new student orientation, admissions boot-camp and boot camps as assigned annually.
  14. The nursing program courses begin with NURS 202.

Degree Requirements (Program Code: NRSG)

Prerequisite support courses required for admission (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 Program.4
Freshman Composition (G.E.). Four units 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 Laboratory (NURS 415 is the correct course in the Degree Requirements, not NURS 401 as listed in Vol, 52, May 2016 version of the 2015-2016 Bulletin of Courses)3
NURS 417Community and Public health Nursing (NURS 417 is the correct course in the Degree Requirements, not NURS 407 as listed in Vol, 52, May 2016 version of the 2015-2016 Bulletin of Courses)3
NURS 422Introduction to Nursing Research4
Total Units127