The SON has been approved to give 6 units for NCLEX credit to our BSN students once they earn their RN license, starting in the Fall 2016 catalog. The NCLEX Unit Form needs to be submitted in order to receive credit. The detailed information can be found in the BSN curriculum Change-Implementation Plan.

It is preferable that courses be taken in a general order, but there is some flexibility to that order. The program can be completed in three semesters or more, depending on how many units you wish to take. Most full-time students (11-15 units/semester) complete the program in four semesters. In addition to GE requirements, students must complete:

  • BSN 302 Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice (First class taken)

After or concurrently with that, the following courses can be taken:

  • BSN 306 Cultural Diversity in Healthcare (3) #
  • BSN 340 Professional Collaboration in Nursing Practice (3)
  • BSN 346 Pathophysiology (3) #

# BSN 306 and 346 can be completed via a Challenge Exam. The Challenge Exam Information Sheet [Word] will provide you with more details. 

Then, the following courses can be taken:

  • BSN 307 Health Care Informatics and Technology (3)
  • BSN 380 Health Assessment (3) **
  • BSN 381 Health Assessment Skills Lab (1) **
  • BSN 408 Gerontological Nursing Practice (3)

** Students must take BSN 380 prior or concurrently with BSN 381L-- a Performance Course and as such, requires clinical performance. BSN 381 Health Assessment Skills Seminar takes place either on campus or at a location identified one weekend during the semester. Attendance is required.

 The next section includes:

  • BSN 400 Health promotion and Teaching (3)
  • BSN 450 Principles of Leadership and Management in Nursing (3)
  • BSN 451 Leadership/Management Role Performance (2) 

The last section of courses includes:

  • BSN 422 Community Based Nursing  (3)
  • BSN 423 Community Based Nursing Role Performance (2) 
  • BSN 430 Healthcare Systems, Policy and Finance (3)
  • BSN 460 Nursing Research Utilization (3)

 Performance courses (423L& 451L) occur in a clinical field setting and involve a clinical preceptor as well as the course instructor. Theory and clinical courses need to be taken in the same semester. All performance courses have TBA (to-be-assigned) dates and hours in addition to those listed in the class schedule. Refer to the course syllabus and the BSN Clinical Handbook [PDF] for more specific information.

Students wishing to complete the degree in three semesters may follow the Plan of Study for Full Time Accelerated Students [PDF].

Part-time students wishing to complete the degree in 3-4 years may follow the Plan of Study for Part-time Students [PDF].

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A student can go to “academic requirements” on to check which courses (BSN and GE courses) must be completed. The “Academic Requirements Page” tutorial can be found in the forms section

For advisement on the nursing degree requirements, contact ​

For GE advisement, contact