Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. The BSN offers two tracks, a BSN Pre-licensure track and an RN to BSN track. The BSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The pre-licensure BSN track is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing of California. The BSN pre-licensure and RN-BSN tracks meet the requirements for public health nursing certification in California. BSN courses are provided that include theory and clinical experience in caring for clients across the life span who are from diverse psychosocial and cultural backgrounds. A wide range of health care agencies are used for clinical experience. The intent of the program is to graduate generalists in nursing who are concerned with promoting optimum health in a variety of settings.
Master of Science in Nursing
The Department of Nursing offers a hybrid online graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing. Every student competes a series of core courses and selects from one of three concentrations/specializations: Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing, Population Health for Clinical Nurse Leaders, and Nurse Educator. Students choosing full-time plans of study typically complete the degree in two to two-and-one half academic years. Part-time progression is possible, as well.
Post-Graduate Certificate Program
The Department of Nursing offers two post-graduate nursing certificate programs for Registered Nurses who hold an earned master’s or doctoral degree and are interested in expanding their expertise in an added specialty. The certificate programs build on completed graduate course work and provide options for professional development.
The post-graduate nursing certificates are in the following specialty areas:
- Advanced Community/Public Health Nursing
- Nurse Educator