Oct 31, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Nursing - Basic, B.S.N.


(120 units)

This program prepares students to become professional nurses. Two distinct categories of students are eligible for admission: The “basic student” who enters the University without having completed a first level nursing program and the “registered nurse student” who, having completed the first level, desires further study to expand their nursing capabilities to the BSN professional level.

The “basic student” is eligible to take the examination for licensure to practice as a registered nurse upon completion of the program. All graduates are recommended for certification as a public health nurse in the State of California. The program is accredited by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, phone: 202-887-6791).

Admission Under Impaction


Please review the CSULB Admissions website for information related to Major Specific Requirements and Impaction Criteria based on student status as a prospective, admitted or transfer.

In order to be considered for transfer admission to the Nursing major, students must complete a series of prerequisite courses: written communication, oral communication, critical thinking, HDEV 190  or PSY 110  or SOC 170  or STAT 108  or STAT 118 , BIOL 207 , BIOL 208 , BIOL 201 , and CHEM 140 . Each course must be completed with a “C” or better grade; when all prerequisites are completed the GPA for the prerequisite courses must be “B” or better (3.0 or better). Applicants to the nursing major are normally admitted by the time they reach junior standing.

Degree Progress for Pre-Nursing Students


Pre-Nursing students must complete the following requirements within four semesters of being admitted into the University. At the end of four semesters, students who have not met the requirements must  meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss their degree progress and explore resources for declaring a new major. 

At the end of the second semester, pre-nursing students must have a grade of “C” or better in general education certified written communication, oral communication, and critical thinking courses,  HDEV 190  or PSY 110  or SOC 170  or STAT 108  or STAT 118 , and CHEM 140  as well as a combined GPA of 3.0 or better in these
prerequisite courses.

At the end of the fourth semester, pre-nursing students must have a “C” grade or better in BIOL 201 , BIOL 207 , and BIOL 208  as well as a combined GPA of 3.0 or better in these prerequisite courses.

The following suite of courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of a 3.0: BIOL 201, BIOL 207 , BIOL 208 , CHEM 140 , and HDEV 190  or PSY 110  or SOC 170  or STAT 108  or STAT 118 .

Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Requirements


Criminal background check, health insurance, immunizations, medical clearance, and malpractice insurance are required for clinical coursework.

To be recommended to the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to take the licensure exam as a Registered Nurse, students must successfully complete the RN Prelicensure Exit Assessment. The results of this assessment will not impact the conferring of the bachelor’s degree.

Natural Science Prerequisites:


Take all of the following courses with a “C” or better:

Prerequisite General Education Courses:


Take all of the following courses with a “C” or better: