Requirements (195 units)
Total units required for graduation: 195

Admission Requirements

  1. Application must be submitted by March 1 for Fall term and October 1 for Winter term;
  2. Completion of the ATI-TEAS pre-admission examination by admission application deadline;
  3. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.0 on prerequisite courses listed below;
  4. Additional supplemental requirements for impacted programs include health care experience, second language competence and local service area residency.

Department Regulations

  1. Students in the Nursing major must earn grades of "C" or better in all courses prerequisite or corequisite to the major. If a grade less than "C" is earned in any nursing major course, the student will be dropped from the Nursing program. Upon successful re-application to the Nursing major, Nursing courses for which the student has earned less than a grade of "C" may be attempted or repeated only one time. Students may not enroll in any course that requires other nursing prerequisites unless the prerequisite courses are completed with grades of "C" or better. Additional academic policies can be found in the Department of Nursing BSN Nursing Student Handbook.
  2. Students on academic probation must remove grade-point deficiencies before progressing further in the nursing program.
  3. Nursing students must carry malpractice insurance in the amount of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $3,000,000 per year or more in order to be admitted to clinical courses.
  4. Prior to the first quarter of classes, students must submit a report of a recent physical examination, including tuberculosis skin testing, indicating that they are able to engage in activities required to meet the expectations of the program. Exams are available by appointment through the Student Health Center for a fee. Immunizations and/or proofs of immunity are required. Contact the Department of Nursing for more information.
  5. Students must have current Health Insurance. See Department for instructions.
  6. Students must have a current background check prior to their clinical experience. See Department for instructions.
  7. Students must have access to insured transportation for their clinical experience.
  8. Clothing required by the clinical facility appropriate for that setting must be provided by the students with appropriate identification by name and school. (Name pin and arm patch are available for purchase at the Coyote Bookstore.)
  9. Advisement with a faculty member is recommended prior to registration each quarter. Advisement is required prior to registration for spring quarter.
  10. Students must participate in the department competency assessment program.

Degree Requirements

Prerequisite support courses required for admission:

  1. BIOL 220. Principles of Microbiology (5)
  2. BIOL 223. Human Physiology and Anatomy I (5)
  3. BIOL 224. Human Physiology and Anatomy II (5)
  4. CHEM 205. Fundamentals of Chemistry I: General Chemistry (5)
  5. CHEM 208. Survey of Human Biochemistry (3)
  6. COMM 120. Oral Communication (4)
  7. One critical thinking course that satisfies category A4 in the General Education Program.
  8. Freshman Composition (G.E.) Four units chosen from:
    • ENG 104A. Stretch Composition III (4)
    • ENG 104B. Stretch Composition III for Multilingual
      Students (4)
    • ENG 106. Accelerated Stretch Composition II (4)
    • ENG 107. Advanced First-Year Composition (4)
  9. Mathematics (G.E.) Four units chosen from:
    • MATH 110. College Algebra (4)
    • MATH 115. The Ideas of Mathematics (4)
    • MATH 120. Pre-Calculus Mathematics (4)
    • MATH 192. Methods of Calculus (4)
    • MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus (4)

Support courses required which may be taken after admission to the nursing major:

  1. MATH 305. Statistics: Hypothesis Testing and Estimation (4)
  2. PSYC 201. Developmental Psychology (4)
  3. One integrative capstone course that meets the multicultural/ gender requirement in the general education program (4)

Lower-division requirements (22 units)

  1. NURS 200. Foundations of Nursing Process, Roles and Skills (4)
  2. NURS 201. Foundations of Nursing Process, Roles and Skills: Laboratory (3)
  3. NURS 204. Beginning Nursing Process, Roles and Skills (4)
  4. NURS 205. Beginning Nursing Process, Roles and Skills: Laboratory (3)
  5. NURS 220. Intermediate Nursing Process, Roles and Skills (4)
  6. NURS 221. Intermediate Nursing Process, Roles and Skills: Laboratory (4)

Upper-division requirements (61 units)

  1. NURS 316. Health Assessment (4)
  2. NURS 322. Advanced Nursing Process, Roles and Skills (3)
  3. NURS 323. Advanced Nursing Process, Roles and Skills: Laboratory (4)
  4. NURS 332. Families and Children (4)
  5. NURS 333. Families and Children: Laboratory (3)
  6. NURS 334. Maternal Child and Women's Health (4)
  7. NURS 335. Maternal Child and Women's Health: Laboratory (3)
  8. NURS 340. Theories of Nursing (2)
  9. NURS 380. Pathophysiological Concepts as Applied to Nursing Practice (4)
  10. NURS 382. Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice (2)
  11. NURS 400. Psych/Mental Health Nursing (4)
  12. NURS 401. Psych/Mental Health Nursing: Activity (4)
  13. NURS 404. Leadership in Nursing: Nursing Management (4)
  14. NURS 405. Leadership in Nursing: Clinical (4)
  15. NURS 406. Community/Public Health Nursing (4)
  16. NURS 407. Community/Public Health Nursing: Clinical (4)
  17. NURS 422. Nursing Research (4)

B.S. IN NURSING: RN to BSN Bridge Program

Requirements (180 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

Department Regulations

  1. Admission requirements
    1. A grade point average of 3.0 or better in prerequisite support courses listed below;
    2. A grade point average of 3.0 or better in the A.D.N. program or diploma program;
    3. Submission of an active California Registered Nurse (RN) License;
    4. Submission of RN screening form and all transcripts;
    5. Application to CSUSB with second set of transcripts;
    6. Students who are close to these standards may be admissible upon remediation.
  2. This program assumes all lower-division general education requirements have been met. The IGETC is valuable, but not required. Some lower division general education courses can be completed while the B.S. in Nursing program is in progress, but this will extend time to graduation.
  3. Sixteen units of upper-division General Education courses are required (see Page 68 in the 2012-2014 Bulletin of Courses for further information).
  4. Students may transfer in a maximum of 105 lower-division coursework units towards the major.
  5. Students may need to take additional units at CSUSB to satisfy the 180-unit requirement.
  6. NURS 310 is the prerequisite course for all courses required in the B.S. in Nursing program.
  7. Prior to participating in the program, RN students must provide proof of immunity to certain infectious diseases, personal health insurance, workers compensation (as required by certain clinical agencies), a valid California driver's license and access to an automobile covered by appropriate automobile insurance. Also required are a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card, a background check, and other immunizations. The specifics of requirements may change, contact the Department of Nursing for additional requirements.

Quarter 1 (14 units)

  1. NURS 341A. Professional Writing: Introduction (2)
  2. NSCI 306. Expository Writing for the Natural Sciences (4)
  3. NURS 343 The Nurse as a Researcher (4)
  4. NURS 350. Nursing Theories (4)

Quarter 2 (16 units)

  1. NURS 344. The Nurse as a Leader (4)
  2. NURS 345. The Nurse as an Advocate: Family Concepts (4)
  3. NURS 352. The Nurse as a Teacher (4)
  4. Must choose one course from the General Education Capstone categories of B4, C5, or D5 (4)

Quarter 3 (16 units)

  1. NURS 341B. Professional Writing: Project Identification (2)
  2. NURS 346. The Nurse as a Member of the Community (4)
  3. NURS 347 The Nurse as a Member of the Community: Activity (4)
  4. NURS 353. Global Nursing (4)
  5. Elective (2)

Quarter 4 (14 units)

  1. NURS 341C. Professional Writing: Study Processes (2)
  2. NURS 443. The Nurse as a Counselor (4)
  3. NURS 444. The Nurse as an Expert Clinician (4)
  4. Must choose one course from the General Education Capstone categories of B4, C5, or D5 in a category not taken previously (4)

Quarter 5 (14 units)

  1. NURS 341D. Professional Writing: Project Completion (2)
  2. NURS 445. The Nurse as a Change Agent (4)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    • NURS 375. Cooperative Education (2)
    • NURS 595. Independent Study (1-6)
  4. Must choose one course from the General Education Capstone categories of B4, C5, or D5 in a category not taken previously (4)

Quarter 6 (16 units)

  1. NURS 494. Senior Seminar (4)
  2. NURS 446. The Nurse as a Mentor: Activity (6)
  3. NURS 483. The Nurse as a Lifelong Learner: Advanced Practice (4)
  4. Elective (2)

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