Program Objectives

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online) curriculum is for registered nurses who are adult learners whose time, lifestyles or work schedules make it difficult to complete a traditional course of study in residence on a campus. Most BSN courses are offered online* to deliver the curriculum wherever and whenever the student is ready to learn. The courses must be completed within the semester, but students have the flexibility of accessing the courses at the time and place most convenient to them for completing assignments by the due dates. 

*BSN 423 requires clinical hours at selected sites throughout California.

As a result of the Department of Education regulations for higher education and state education laws, the School of Nursing cannot deliver online education in all states. If you are an out-of-state resident or anticipate a move during your academic program, please contact the School of Nursing prior to submitting an application to discuss your situation.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, graduates will:

  1. Design competent, patient centered professional nursing care for individuals, families and populations across the health continuum in a variety of community based settings and institutions, emphasizing patient safety and quality.
  2. Integrate knowledge from the physical and behavioral sciences, and informatics into professional nursing practice.
  3. Demonstrate cultural competence in providing care and working with others.
  4. Implement health promotion and disease prevention plans for individuals, families and populations.
  5. Use critical thinking, and evidence-based practice and research findings in professional nursing practice.
  6. Form interdisciplinary collaborative relationships to improve professional nursing practice and the quality of healthcare for all.
  7. Demonstrate ethical and professional nursing roles, values, social justice and human dignity.
  8. Participate in political regulatory processes to influence healthcare systems and quality improvement policies.
  9. Exhibit effective communication skills for professional nursing practice.
  10. Demonstrate commitment to a lifelong learning plan for professional development.
Approved 11/12/2019 by School of Nursing faculty

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