Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Generic Entry
Dr. Diane Breckenridge
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program provides the foundation for professional nursing practice as a beginning generalist clinician who provides care to individuals, families, communities and populations. The baccalaureate degree prepares nurses for leadership in providing direct care and collaborating within care teams that work to improve the quality and safety of health care. Graduates are eligible to take the professional licensure exam (NCLEX) to earn a State license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).
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 184.5 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 a minimum 70.5 units of 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.
Required General Education Preparation (84 quarter units required)
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, F, and G)
AREA A: ENGLISH COMMUNICATION (15 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 AND HUMANITIES (18 quarter units in at least 2 areas)
AREA E: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (13.5 quarter units required)
AREA F: PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (24 quarter units required in Nursing)
AREA G: LIFELONG LEARNING AND SELF DEVELOPMENT (4.5 quarter units required)
Preparation for the Major (3 courses; 13.5 quarter units)
Nursing Core Courses (28 courses; 105 quarter units)