Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (L.V.N.-TO-B.S.N.) (California)
Departmental Admission Requirements To be eligible for admission to the LVN to BSN California program, candidates must satisfy all of the following criteria:
- Have completed the National University undergraduate admission process
- Hold a current, active license to practice as a licensed vocational nurse in the state of California
- Submit the appropriate Nursing program application
- Attend a Pre-Nursing Program Information Forum
- Complete all prerequisites courses
- Take the Test of Essential Academic Skills
- Complete a proctored written essay
- Submit the appropriate nursing program application
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. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation. The following courses are specific degree requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, students may take additional general electives to satisfy the total units required for the degree. Students exiting after completing the courses required for licensure by the California Board of Registered Nursing (as designated below) without completing at least 180 quarter units (at National University or through credit transfer) will not be granted the BSN degree. All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution.
- 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
- 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 310 Professional Nursing Values
- NSG 403 Nursing Theories and Models
- NSG 211T Health Assessment
- NSG 211A Health Assessment Clinical
- NSG 404 Pharmacology for Nurses
- NSG 422 Nursing Research
- NSG 320 Medical-Surgical Nursing II
- NSG 320A Medical-Surgical II 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