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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Post-Bachelor Degree (California)

This program is for individuals with prior earned bachelor s degree (i.e., B.A., B.S.) who wish to be prepared for licensure as a registered nurse while simultaneously earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Formulate accurate nursing diagnoses based on multiple sources of collected data.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate strategies with patient-related identified nursing diagnoses.
  • Work with families across the lifespan to identify learning needs and implement teaching strategies to achieve mutually defined healthcare goals.
  • Manage multiple patients in a variety of settings by prioritizing and appropriately using/incorporating available resources.
  • Effectively communicate with both patients/families and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Assume professional, ethical, and legal behavior upholding the standards of entry into the profession.
  • Practice professional nursing using theory and knowledge as a basis for practice.
  • Demonstrate competency by meeting standards of care in providing nursing care to a diverse set of clients in a multicultural community.
  • Demonstrate competency and leadership in organizing care for a caseload of clients.
  • Analyze and synthesize current findings from nursing research and research in related fields.
  • Evaluate current findings from relevant research for utilization in practice.
  • Develop a critical stance on professional issues related to nursing practice, education, and knowledge development by analyzing the historical and contemporary environments in nursing.
  • Use computer technologies to augment productivity and to gain access to multiple informational resource services.


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.
Preparation for the Major (19 courses; 72 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Nursing Core Courses (14 courses; 60 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):