The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares degree candidates to develop critical thinking, communication and therapeutic nursing skills within the framework of trans-cultural nursing. Graduates are able to manage the nursing care of culturally diverse clients in a variety of settings.
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.
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. All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution.
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, Area B, Area C, Area E, and Area F.
- ENG 100 Effective College English I
- ENG 101 Effective College English II
- COM 103 Public Speaking
- BST 322 Intro to Biomedical Statistics
- ILR 260 Information Literacy
- SPN 340A Spanish for the Work Place
- SPN 341 Cross-Cultural Communication
- BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiol I
- BIO 201A Human Anatomy & Physiol Lab I
- BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiol II
- BIO 202A Human Anatomy & Physiol Lab II
- BIO 203 Introductory Microbiology
- BIO 203A Introductory Microbiology Lab
- NSG 403 Nursing Theories and Models
- NSG 211T Health Assessment
- NSG 211A Health Assessment Clinical
- NSG 304 Pharmacology in Nursing
- NSG 422 Nursing Research
- NSG 200 Foundations of Nursing
- NSG 200A Foundations Clinical Lab
- NSG 205 Medical-Surgical Nursing I
- NSG 205A Medical-Surgical I Clinical
- NSG 320 Medical-Surgical Nursing II
- NSG 320A Medical-Surgical II Clinical
- NSG 314 Child-bearing Family Nursing
- NSG 314A Child-bearing Family Clinical
- NSG 315 Pediatric Nursing
- NSG 315A Pediatric Nursing Clinical
- NSG 325 Psychosocial Nursing
- NSG 325A Psychosocial Nursing Clinical
- NSG 412 Community Healthcare Delivery
- NSG 412A Community Healthcare Delivery
- NSG 411 Community Health Frameworks
- NSG 411A Community Health Framework Pra
- NSG 410 Community: Population Focus
- NSG 410A Population Focus Practicum
- NSG 340 Nursing Leadership/Management
- NSG 340A Leadership/Management Clinical
- NSG 440 Professional Issues in Nursing