Program Objectives

The online* Bachelor of Science in Nursing 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* through the internet 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.

*Some courses (BSN 381, 411, 421, and 451) require clinical hours on campus, at selected sites throughout California, and at appropriate agencies in the student’s community.

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, informatics, and the humanities 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. Implement end-of-life plans for individuals and families.

Approved 6/10/09 by School of Nursing faculty