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Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (L.V.N.-TO-B.S.N.) (California)

Departmental Admission Requirements To be eligible for admission to the LVN-BSN program, candidates must satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • Have completed the National University undergraduate admission process
  • Hold a current, active license to practice as a licensed vocational nurse in the state of California
  • Submit the appropriate Nursing program application
  • Attend a Pre-Nursing Program Information Forum
  • Complete all prerequisites courses
  • Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills
  • Complete a proctored written essay
  • Submit the appropriate nursing program application

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop caring, therapeutic nursing relationships with individuals, families and groups.
  • Provide safe, high quality, culturally competent, patient-centered nursing care for individuals across the life span in a variety of settings.
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of nursing care quality and safety.
  • Use nursing judgment to manage, prioritize, and delegate patient care in a variety of health care settings.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with patients and the interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate professional identity by incorporating established standards of practice within the legal and ethical framework of nursing.
  • Apply best, current evidence into nursing practice to achieve desired outcomes.

Requirements

To receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), students must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level, and the University General Education requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree. The following courses are specific degree requirements. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation. The following courses are specific degree requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, students may take additional general electives to satisfy the total units required for the degree. Students exiting after completing the courses required for licensure by the California Board of Registered Nursing (as designated below) without completing at least 180 quarter units (at National University or through credit transfer) will not be granted the BSN degree.
Required General Education Preparation (18 courses; 69 quarter units)
The following areas of General Education must be completed prior to beginning any preparation for the Major or Nursing Major core coursework: Area A1, A2, B, C, D E, and F.
AREA A: ENGLISH COMMUNICATION (10.5 quarter units)
Required General Education Preparation (18 courses; 69 quarter units)
AREA B: MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING (4.5 quarter units)
AREA C: INFORMATION LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY (4.5 quarter units)
AREA D: ARTS, HUMANITIES AND LANGUAGES (18 quarter units)
For the remaining 9 units, see the General Education section of the catalog for applicable courses.
AREA E: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (9 quarter units)
AREA F: PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (18 quarter units)
AREA A-G: GENERAL EDUCATION (4.5 quarter units)
Nursing Core Courses (19 courses; 69 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):