Bachelor of Science in Nursing Generic Entry (B.S.N.) (California)

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.

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. 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.

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)
Preparation for the Major (9 courses; 36 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.
Nursing Core Courses (17 courses; 64.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):