Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Generic Entry

Clinton P. and Caryl F.
Clinton P. and Caryl F. Class of 2019

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Program Overview

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares you to develop critical thinking, communication, and therapeutic nursing skills within the framework of trans-cultural nursing. Upon graduation, you’ll have the skills and expertise needed to manage the nursing care of culturally diverse clients in a variety of settings.

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.

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Program Highlights

  • Formulate accurate nursing diagnoses based on collected data.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate patient-related strategies.
  • Work with families to identify learning needs and share strategies to reach healthcare goals.
  • Meet and exceed standards of providing nursing care to a diverse set of clients in varied communities.
  • Explore and apply findings from research in nursing and related fields.

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, Area B, Area C, Area E, and Area F.

AREA A: ENGLISH COMMUNICATION

CATEGORY 1 - Writing
(2 course; 6 quarter units)

  • ENG 100 Effective College English I (3 quarter units)
  • ENG 101 Effective College English II (3 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: ENG 100

CATEGORY 2 - Speech and Communication
(1 course; 4.5 quarter units)

  • COM 103 Public Speaking

AREA B: MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING
(1 course; 4.5 quarter units)

  • BST 322 Intro to Biomedical Statistics

AREA C: INFORMATION LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY
(1 course; 4.5 quarter units)

  • ILR 260 Information Literacy
    • Prerequisite: ENG 100 and ENG 101

AREA D: ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND LANGUAGES
(4 courses; 18 quarter units)

  • SPN 340A Spanish for the Work Place
  • SPN 341 Cross-Cultural Communication

For the remaining 9 units (2 courses), see the General Education section of the catalog for applicable courses.

AREA E: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
(2 courses; 9 quarter units)

  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology
    • Prerequisite: ENG 100 and ENG 101

AREA F: PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
(6 courses; 18 quarter units)

  • BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiol I
    • Recommended: Prior completion of: BIO 100, BIO 100A, CHE 101 and CHE 101A or equivalent courses.
  • BIO 201A Human Anatomy & Physiol Lab I (1.5 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: BIO 201
  • BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiol II
    • Recommended: Prior completion of: BIO 201, BIO 201A, BIO 100, BIO 100A, CHE 101 and CHE 101A or equivalent courses
  • BIO 202A Human Anatomy & Physiol Lab II (1.5 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: BIO 202
  • BIO 203 Introductory Microbiology
    • Recommended: Prior completion of: BIO 201, BIO 201A, BIO 202, BIO 202A, BIO 100, BIO 100A, CHE 101 and CHE 101A or equivalent courses
  • BIO 203A Introductory Microbiology Lab (1.5 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: BIO 203

AREA A-G: GENERAL EDUCATION
(1 course; 4.5 quarter units)

  • SOC 500 Cultural Pluralism in the USA
    • Prerequisite: ENG 100 and ENG 101

OR

  • HUB 500 Cross-Cultural Dynamics
    • Prerequisite: ENG 100, ENG 101 and PSY 100

Preparation for the Major

(9 courses; 34.5 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.

  • NSG 403 Nursing Theories and Models
  • NSG 212 Health Assessment (3 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: Admission to nursing program and completion of required general education preparation with a minimum GPA 2.75, Corequisite: NSG 212A
  • NSG 212A Health Assessment Clinical (2 quarter units)
    • Corequisite: NSG 212
  • NSG 304 Pharmacology in Nursing
  • NSG 422 Nursing Research
    • Prerequisite: BST 322
  • NSG 240 Foundations of Nursing
    • Prerequisite: “C” or better in NSG 212 and “S” in NSG 212A, Corequisite: NSG 240A
  • NSG 240A Foundations Clinical Lab (3.5 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: “C” or better in NSG 212 and “S” in NSG 212A, Corequisite: NSG 240
  • NSG 245 Medical-Surgical Nursing I
    • Prerequisite: NSG 240 and NSG 240A, Corequisite: NSG 245A
  • NSG 245A Medical-Surgical I Clinical (3.5 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: NSG 240 and NSG 240A, Corequisite: NSG 245

Nursing Core Courses

(16 courses; 59 quarter units)

  • NSG 330** Medical-Surgical Nursing II
    • Prerequisite: “C” or better in NSG 245 and “S” in NSG 245A
  • NSG 330A** Medical-Surgical II Clinical (3.5 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: “C” or better in NSG 245 and “S” in NSG 245A
  • NSG 333** Child-Bearing Family Nursing
    • Prerequisite: “C” or better in NSG 245 and “S” in NSG 245A, Corequisite: NSG 333A
  • NSG 333A** Child-Bearing Family Clinical (3.5 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: “C” or better in NSG 245 and “S” in NSG 245A, Corequisite: NSG 333
  • NSG 334** Pediatric Nursing
    • Prerequisite: NSG 333 and NSG 333A, Corequisite: NSG 334A
  • NSG 334A** Pediatric Nursing Clinical (3.5 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: NSG 333 and NSG 333A, Corequisite: NSG 334
  • NSG 335** Psychosocial Nursing
    • Prerequisite: “C” or better in NSG 330, “S” in NSG 330A and completion of previous nursing courses with a passing grade, Corequisite: NSG 335A
  • NSG 335A** Psychosocial Nursing Clinical (3.5 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: “C” or better in NSG 330 and “S” in NSG 330A or all previous NSG courses in the sequence or as approved by the Academic Program Director, Corequisite: NSG 335
  • NSG 305 Pharmacology in Nursing II
    • Prerequisite: NSG 304, NSG 335 with a minimum grade of “C” and NSG 335A with a minimum grade of “S”
  • NSG 460 Community Healthcare I
    • Corequisite: NSG 460A
  • NSG 460A Community Healthcare I Lab (1.5 quarter units)
    • Corequisite: NSG 460
  • NSG 462 Community Healthcare II
    • Prerequisite: NSG 460 and NSG 460A, Corequisite: NSG 462A
  • NSG 462A Community Healthcare II Lab (1.5 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: NSG 460 and NSG 460A, Corequisite: NSG 462
  • NSG 340** Nursing Leadership/Management
    • Prerequisite: NSG 460 and NSG 460A, Corequisite: NSG 462
  • NSG 340A** Leadership/Management Clinical (1.5 quarter units)
    • Prerequisite: “C” or better in NSG 335 and “S” in NSG 335A
  • NSG 440 Professional Issues in Nursing

** Content required for licensure by CA Board of Registered Nurses

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Program 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.

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