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 fulltime students (11-15 units/semester) complete the program in four semesters. In addition to the required GE courses, students must complete:
After or concurrently with that, the following courses can be taken:
Then, the following courses can be taken:
# BSN 306 and 346 can be completed via a Challenge Exam. The Challenge Exam Information Sheet will provide you with further details.
* 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.
† BSN 421 should be taken concurrently with BSN 420. It also must be taken prior to BSN 411. Students who wish to take BSN 411 before or concurrently with BSN 421 must contact the RN-BSN Program Coordinator to seek a permission number to enroll in the class (es).
The next section includes:
The last section of courses includes:
‡ Performance courses (411L, 421L, & 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].
Stateside courses end in section numbers ending in 8: 08,18,28, etc. Course section number 19 designates a testing section, not a regular class. Sections ending in 171, 172, and so forth are Extended Education sections and will involve additional tuition.
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