Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Requirements (127 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180
- Application must be submitted by March 1 for Fall term and October 1 for Winter term;
- Completion of the ATI-TEAS pre-admission examination by admission application deadline;
- A minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.0 on prerequisite courses listed below;
- Additional supplemental requirements for impacted programs include health care experience, second language competence and local service area residency.
- 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.
- Students are responsible for all information and performance of all policies in the Department of Nursing BSN Nursing Student Handbook including annual updates.
- Students on academic probation must remove grade-point deficiencies before progressing further in the nursing program.
- 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.
- 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.
- Students must have current Health Insurance. See Department for instructions.
- Students must have a current background check prior to their clinical experience. See Department for instructions.
- Students must have access to insured transportation for their clinical experience.
- 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.)
- Advisement with a faculty member is recommended prior to registration each quarter. Advisement is required prior to registration for spring quarter.
- Students must participate in the department competency assessment program.
- Students must obtain and wear Nursing Student Name Badges to: all orientation events, clinical laboratories, SIM labs, open labs, and exams throughout the program.
- Students are required to participate in new student orientation, admissions boot-camp and boot camps as assigned annually.
- The nursing program courses begin with NURS 202.
Degree Requirements (Program Code: NRSG)
|Prerequisite support courses required for admission (36)|
|BIOL 220||Principles of Microbiology||5|
|BIOL 223||Human Physiology and Anatomy I||5|
|BIOL 224||Human Physiology and Anatomy II||5|
|CHEM 205||Fundamentals of Chemistry I: General Chemistry||5|
|COMM 120||Oral Communication||4|
|MATH 165||Introductory Statistics and Hypothesis Testing||4|
|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 201||Developmental Psychology||4|
|One integrative capstone course that meets the multicultural/ gender requirement in the general education program||4|
|Lower-division requirements (17)|
|NURS 200||Foundations of Nursing Process, Roles and Skills||4|
|NURS 201||Foundations of Nursing Process, Roles and Skills: Laboratory||3|
|NURS 202||Concepts in Professional Nursing||2|
|NURS 220||Intermediate Nursing Process, Roles and Skills||4|
|NURS 221||Intermediate Nursing Process, Roles and Skills: Laboratory||4|
|Upper-division requirements (66)|
|NURS 302||Technological Assessment I||1|
|NURS 316||Health Assessment||4|
|NURS 320||Advanced Nursing Process, Roles and Skills: Theory||4|
|NURS 323||Advanced Nursing Process, Roles and Skills: Laboratory||4|
|NURS 332||Nursing Care of Families and Children||4|
|NURS 333||Nursing Care of Families and Children: Laboratory||3|
|NURS 334||Maternal Child and Women's Health||4|
|NURS 335||Maternal Child and Women's Health: Laboratory||3|
|NURS 340||Theories of Nursing||2|
|NURS 380||Pathophysiological Concepts Applied to Nursing Practices||4|
|NURS 382||Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice||4|
|NURS 400||Psych/Mental Health Nursing||4|
|NURS 402||Technological Assessment II||2|
|NURS 404||Leadership and Management in Nursing||4|
|NURS 406||Community/Public Health Nursing||4|
|NURS 408||Capstone Seminar||1|
|NURS 409||Preceptor Capstone Lab||4|
|NURS 415||Psych/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 417||Community 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 422||Introduction to Nursing Research||4|