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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Generic Entry

Lead Faculty: Dr. Bonnie Marblestone

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

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

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.

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)
* May be used to meet a General Education requirement
AREA C: INFORMATION LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY (4.5 quarter units)
         Prerequisite: ENG 100, and ENG 101
AREA D: ARTS AND HUMANITIES (9 quarter 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 G: MODERN LANGUAGE (9 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 (14 courses; 60 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):