Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, California 94901
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
BSN Program Details
Dominican University of California offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree for students wishing to enter the field of professional nursing. Prerequisite courses must be completed before advancing to the clinical nursing coursework in the second semester of the sophomore year. For a detailed description of the criteria for progression into clinical coursework, see progression criteria in this section. Information about progression during clinical nursing coursework will be found in the Undergraduate Nursing Student Handbook. These policies include: 1) needing a 75% test average; 2) needing 75% for each course grade; and 3) requiring a passing score on the GN Predictor. Students may enter clinical nursing coursework in either Fall or Spring Semester. Clinical experiences in the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years take place at a variety of affiliated agencies. Throughout the four-year program, theory classes are held on the Dominican campus.
Upon satisfactory completion of the nursing curriculum, students are granted the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Examination for licensure as a registered nurse (RN), and to obtain a California Public Health Nursing Certificate.
Advanced placement is available for transfer students from other nursing programs, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and health care workers who wish to obtain a baccalaureate in nursing. A 30-unit non-degree option is also available for licensed vocational nurses seeking registered nurse licensure only. Students are admitted on a space available basis. Transfer students may experience a wait.
The Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and is accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education.