The bachelor of science in nursing prepares you to take your associate degree in nursing to the next level and become a leader in your  profession. Courses are designed to broaden your academic foundation while focusing on clinical decision-making, critical thinking, holistic care and leadership instruction. You’ll also learn about community and public health nursing, as well as nursing research processes. Leadership instruction includes conflict management. 

Highlights

  • Accredited by the CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
  • Curriculum meets AACN (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses) standards.
  • Cohorts groups meet face-to-face for class one night per week
  • Cohort of 7-20 adults progress through the program together
  • Experienced faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
  • Students come from a variety of life stages and cultural backgrounds
  • Courses offered in a blended format

Career opportunities

Graduates from the BSN program are prepared for advanced nursing positions throughout the health care industry, as well as administrator positions in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices and retirement centers. They are also qualified to pursue graduate study in nursing.

Program director

Stacy A. Wise, DNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Admission requirements

  • 60 transferable baccalaureate level units
  • Minimum 2.4 GPA
  • Two years post-secondary experience

Application Requirements:

  • Application form
  • $40 fee (fee is waived for those attending an information meeting)
  • Official high school transcripts or diploma
  • Official college transcripts
  • Recommendation form

Program Requirements:

  • Active nursing license or proof of application for California registered nursing license
  • Transcripts verifying completion of A.S. degree in nursing
  • Four years post-secondary experience
  • Background check and immunization verification required before practicum
  • Statistics, writing and chemistry*

Course listing

Additional Requirements

Recommended to be taken prior to entering the cohort

CodeTitleUnits
MATH-250Introduction to Statistics3

Required Courses (42 Units)

The following units must be earned at fresno pacific university

CodeTitleUnits
BIB-314Jesus and the Christian Community3
BIB-446Biblical Perspectives for Nurses3
COM-342Advanced Academic Research and Composition3
NURS-315Professional Role Development, Nursing Theory and Health Promotion3
NURS-320Principles of Patho-Physiology3
NURS-330Health Assessment3
NURS-410Intermediate Pharmacology3
NURS-420Nursing Research3
NURS-435Public Health Nursing & Global Health Issues3
NURS-445Public Health Nursing & Community Health Assessment Practicum*3
NURS-450Information Technology and Health Care Economics3
NURS-465Leadership and Clinical Management Practicum**3
NURS-480Senior Project3
PACS-440Conflict Transformation3

* 90 hours
** 45 hours

Electives

Upper-division elective units as needed to meet the Bachelor of Science minimum. This requirement may also be met through allowable college coursework, Advanced Placement exams, College Level Examination Program, International Baccalaureate exams, Military or ACE credit and Prior Learning Assessment.