Lead Faculty: Ms. Donalee Waschak
INFORMATION APPLICABLE TO RN to BSN COMPLETION PROGRAM (Online-Hybrid)
Individuals expressing interest in studying nursing at National University will be provided with objective counseling regarding all of the options available to them through the Department of Nursing. Enrollment in the University does not automatically include admission to a nursing program
Licensed RNs who have not earned the Associate of Science in nursing degree can meet equivalency requirements by completing the general education requirements, the preparation for the major and Anatomy and Physiology (12 quarter units). Students can use Anatomy and Physiology to meet the Physical and Biological Sciences general education requirements, or they can use prior coursework from other regionally accredited institutions. The basic nursing education program must have included coursework in those areas required by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Students seeking to study nursing at National University must:
1. Meet all requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree program at the University as outlined in the University Catalog.
2. Have obtained a 2.0 cumulative GPA from all regionally accredited institutions attended.
3. Submit a separate application for admission into a specific nursing program
4. Provide proof of current, active, and unencumbered RN license in the State of residence.
5. Submit the appropriate nursing program application.
6. Provide Evidence of current AHA Healthcare Provider BLS CPR Card throughout the program.
7. Provide evidence of current, active professional liability and malpractice insurance coverage throughout the program.
8. Provide one official transcript from each college or university attended.
*Note: Meeting the minimum requirements, as listed above, does not guarantee admission into a nursing program. If at any time after the student is found to be in violation of any of these requirements, the student will be dismissed from the BSN program.
Additional Prerequisite Requirement
Students should be proficient in operating a personal computer, including:
Demonstrated competency in standard computer operating systems and electronic filing systems, basic keyboarding skills, organizing and sorting electronic documents; Demonstrated knowledge of standard computer applications to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; Familiarity with using internet browsers and standard email systems such as MS Outlook.
Admission into the nursing programs at National University is a two-step process: 1) Application to the University; and 2) Application to the respective nursing program. Prospective students should follow the University application requirements listed in the “General Admission Procedures” section of this catalog. In addition, prospective nursing students will complete a separate application for admission to a specific nursing program. These applications, with supporting documents, should be sent to the Department of Nursing RN BSN Completion program and indicate instructional format preferred, On-line or hybrid. Please select which campus for Hybrid instruction; San Diego, Fresno, Henderson, Los Angeles, Woodland Hills. These addresses are found on the Nursing application, online, and on the back of the University Catalog. Students taking their preparation courses at National University are held to the same standard as those who transfer preparation courses in from other schools. A prospective student should first meet with an Admissions Advisor. The Advisors are located at each of the University campus offices. The prospective student will arrange to have transcripts from all other colleges and universities sent to National University. These courses will be evaluated for equivalency to National University Department of Nursing required prerequisite courses.
Following the receipt of all application items, the prospective student’s packet will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for the Department of Nursing, and a decision made regarding acceptance. Admission will be offered to students achieving complete applicant files, until all class positions are filled for any one cohort. The prospective student will receive a letter regarding this decision. Students who are not accepted may re-apply for admission to the Nursing Program a total of 3 times, if she/he is interested.
Students are not eligible for financial aid until the Nursing application, Evaluation Packet, and the formal degree evaluation is done by the Office of the Registrar.
Before participating in practicum, students must submit proof of a health clearance that complies with the health facility’s requirements for immunizations and health screening tests. In addition, before engaging in practicum practice at health facilities, students will be required to obtain professional liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence/$3,000,000 aggregate. Continued liability coverage as well as current health clearance and immunity coverage is required throughout the program.
The Department of Nursing requires that students who participate in fieldwork in healthcare facilities maintain current health insurance coverage and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate from the American Heart Association (BLS-Basic Life Support for healthcare Providers plus AED certification). The student is responsible to determine if his/her insurance coverage includes provisions for emergency room visits in the event of a needle stick or other high risk exposure in the clinical setting, as well as the costs of anti-HIV drugs if the physician determines the medications are warranted.
Students will need to provide their own transportation to class and all practicum experiences.
In carrying out the nondiscrimination policy of the Department of Nursing with regard to students with disabilities, the Department will make reasonable modifications for students with disabilities. Any requests for accommodation will be considered through the University’s Office of Scholarships and Special Services as described in the university catalog.
All accepted students will be assigned a Nursing Faculty Advisor. Students are encouraged to periodically communicate with both the Nursing Faculty Advisor and the University Advisor throughout the program.