Nursing (RN to BSN)

Bachelor of Science
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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

Mariamma Mathai
Mariamma Mathai, R.N., Ed.D.

Professor of Nursing

Admission requirements

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

Prerequisites

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
  • Writing Sample

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*