Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Second-Bachelor Degree (California)

This program is for individuals with prior earned bachelor’s degree (i.e., B.A., B.S.) who wish to be prepared for licensure as a registered nurse while simultaneously earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

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.
Preparation for the Major (19 courses; 70.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Nursing Core Courses (16 courses; 59 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):