Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Admission is selective. Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the program.
- Acceptance into CSUSB as a Pre-nursing student.
- Completed pre-licensure BSN program application, submitted by applicable published deadline;
- Completion of the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) pre-admission examination, with a score of at least 70, by admission application deadline;
- An overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or better;
- A GPA of 3.0 or better on completed required prerequisite courses (all prerequisite courses listed below);
- A grade of C (2.0) or better in each prerequisite course;
- Attendance at a CSUSB Nursing Information Session;
- California Residency per requirements for admission to CSU Impacted Programs;
Additional consideration and preference is given to:
- Residents of the CSUSB local area.
- Applicants who are bilingual.
- Students in the Nursing major must earn grades of "C" or better in all nursing prerequisite courses, corequisite courses, and courses in the nursing major. If a grade less than C (2.0) is earned in any nursing major course, the student will be dismissed from the Nursing program. Dismissed students may request readmission after failure of a nursing course one time. If readmission is approved, the student may re-take the failed course and take all remaining nursing courses a maximum of one time on a space-available basis.
- Students are responsible for all information and adherence to all policies in the Department of Nursing BSN Nursing Student Handbook including annual updates.
Requirements: 92 units
Total units required for graduation: 120
Requirements for a B.S. in Nursing
(Program Code: NRSG)
|Prerequisite support courses required for admission (29)|
|BIOL 2200||Microbiology for Allied Health Majors||4|
|BIOL 2230||Human Anatomy and Physiology I for Allied Health Majors||4|
|BIOL 2240||Human Anatomy and Physiology II for Allied Health Majors||4|
|CHEM 2070||Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biochemistry (The following courses can be substituted for CHEM 2070: CHEM 2050 AND CHEM 2060 (transfer students only) OR [CHEM 205 OR CHEM 215] AND CHEM 2060. )||5|
|MATH 1201||Introduction to Statistical Thinking||3|
|Course that fulfills GE Category A1 Oral Communication||3|
|Course that fulfills GE Category A2 Written Communication||3|
|Course that fulfills GE Category A3 Critical Thinking||3|
|Support courses required which may be taken after admission to the nursing major (3)|
|PSYC 2201||Developmental Psychology||3|
|Lower-division requirements (7)|
|NURS 2602||Foundational Concepts in Professional Nursing||2|
|NURS 2821||Foundational Theory and Skills for Nursing Practice||5|
|Upper-division requirements (53)|
|NURS 3016||Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 3080||Pathophysiologic Concepts for Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 3082||Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 3221||Nursing Care of Adults & Older Adults I||6|
|NURS 3633||Nursing Care of Children & Families||5|
|NURS 3635||Nursing Care of Women, Infants, & Families||5|
|NURS 3640||Introduction to Theories of Nursing & Health||3|
|NURS 4222||Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NURS 4415||Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Practice||5|
|NURS 4417||Community & Public Health Nursing Practice||5|
|NURS 4833||Nursing Care of Adults & Older Adults II||7|
|NURS 4840||Leadership & Management in Nursing||3|
|NURS 4920||Integration of Knowledge for Professional Nursing Practice||2|
Note: Two required upper division nursing courses also fulfill upper division GE requirements for nursing students ONLY. NURS 4222 fulfills the upper division Scientific Inquiry (GE-B5) requirement. NURS 4417 fulfills the upper division Social Science (GE-D4) requirement.