Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN Bridge Program
The RN to BSN program is for students who are Registered Nurses who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nursing OR for students who are participating in a collaborative program from an affiliated community college who wish to earn a B.S. in Nursing.
- Document achievement of IGETC certification. Please note the prerequisite support courses listed below satisfy specific IGETC certification areas.
- Designate the pathway of the RN to BSN program track to which admission is being requested (i.e., collaborative or post-associate-degree).
- Meet the requirements of the desired pathway.
- Collaborative pathway - current enrollment and good standing in an Associate of Science in Nursing degree program at a collaborating community college.
- Post-associate-degree pathway - completion of an Associate of Science in Nursing degree and an active California RN license.
- Earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in all required prerequisite courses.
|Prerequisite Support Courses (29)|
|BIOL 2200||Microbiology for Allied Health Majors||4|
|BIOL 2230||Human Anatomy and Physiology I for Allied Health Majors||4|
|BIOL 2240||Human Anatomy and Physiology II for Allied Health Majors||4|
|CHEM 2070||Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biochemistry||5|
|MATH 1201||Introduction to Statistical Thinking||3|
|Course that fulfills the GE A1 Oral Communication requirement||3|
|Course that fulfills the GE A2 Written Communication requirement||3|
|Course that fulfills the GE A3 Critical Thinking requirement||3|
Requirements (30 units)
Total units required for graduation: 120
Requirements for the B.S. in Nursing RN to BSN Bridge
(Program Code: RNBS)
Admitted students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better on all courses required for the major.
Admitted students may transfer in lower-division General Education courses, prerequisite support courses, and acceptable Associate Degree nursing courses, for a maximum of 70 semester units.
- 16 units of completed Associate of Science in Nursing coursework will be transferred in and applied to the major.
An additional 20 upper division academic units will be awarded to admitted students who are licensed Registered Nurses and have earned an Associate of Science in Nursing, for completed Nursing courses that were not included in the transferred units and for demonstrating nursing knowledge sufficient to pass the National Council of Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
|NURS 3010||Role Transition to Professional Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 3026||Health Assessment RN||3|
|NURS 3100||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology||4|
|NURS 3610||Patient Education, Health Promotion and Care Coordination||3|
|NURS 4222||Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NURS 4510||Community/Public Health Promotion||3|
|NURS 4512||Community/Public Health Promotion Practicum||3|
|NURS 4610||Nursing Leadership||3|
|NURS 4612||Nursing Leadership Practicum||2|
|One GE course that meets the upper division GE-C requirement||3|
Note: Three required upper division nursing courses double-count toward upper division GE requirements for nursing majors ONLY. Those courses are NURS 3010 for the UD writing requirement, NURS 4222 for the UD Scientific Inquiry (Category B) requirement, and NURS 4510 for the UD Social Science (Category D) requirement.
After graduation, students are eligible to apply for a public health nurse certificate from the California Board of Registered Nursing.