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Pre-Nursing Studies - Associate's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN to BSN program is for the Associate degree RN who wishes to further his or her education by obtaining a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Applicants must have completed a Registered Nurse (RN) program in an accredited community college. The degree is set up in such a way that it can be completed in as little as 15 months full-time, or two years part-time. A total of 36 units are required as nursing core courses. A total of 120 semester credits are required to earn the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), which includes the transferred credits from the approved Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program. This program requires the completion of general education courses, nursing cores courses and specific core required support courses.
This program is designed to be flexible, allowing for part-time or full-time progression. With the exception of clinical days the nursing courses are scheduled generally one day per week. There is an online component to many courses in the program.
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The Accelerated BSN program addresses the need for those desiring to change their professional career to becoming a Registered Nurse. The program is designed for graduates who already have a baccalaureate degree in any specialty from an accredited college or university. Students in this Nursing program are granted all units successfully completed in their first degree, but must complete or transfer credits to meet the prerequisites prior to beginning the nursing program. It is possible to receive a BSN at the end of three semesters.
Our unique curriculum has been designed for students to learn the necessary knowledge and advanced skills to provide excellence in caring, compassionate, and competent nursing care.
The program includes 90 hours of clinical experience in a public health setting to prepare candidates to apply for the California Public Health Certificate. Additional clinical practica will include patient care in the areas of medical-surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, maternal-child nursing and psychiatric nursing.