The Department of Nursing offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. The program is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing of California, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and meets requirements for public health nursing certification in California.
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 is 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.
The B.S. in Nursing is an impacted program. Students are screened for admission to the program prior to the first nursing course, NURS 200. The major factor in screening is the student's grades in courses prerequisite to NURS 200. Only California permanent residents are eligible for admission. All new pre-nursing majors must attend a general advising session with the Nursing Department. Contact the Department of Nursing for more information.
The Department of Nursing offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Nursing with a clinical focus in population-based (advanced public/community health) nursing. The program is designed to educate professional nurses for leadership and service in culturally diverse, pluralistic communities.
Graduates of the MS program will work collaboratively with other health care providers and participate effectively in interdisciplinary models of health care delivery. They are prepared to assume leadership roles in the creation of health care systems which will provide equality of access, high standards of care and caring, and the cost-effective use of resources.
The Academic Education concentration prepares Nursing Faculty to teach in Nursing Programs at both community and four-year universities. This program is also appropriate for advanced practice nurses interested in population health education and health education programming.
Program Learning Outcomes
The courses in this nursing program will consistently reflect the following learning outcomes:
- Integrate previous knowledge in the basic sciences, social sciences, and general education as well as the previous nursing courses in the Roadmap.
- Apply all nursing science to client care across the life-span and throughout all types of healthcare
- Make use of evidence-based research in client care activites