The baccalaureate program offers courses that prepare the student to become a professional nurse. Two distinct categories of students are eligible for admission: The traditional basic "semester/trimester student" who enters the University without having completed a first level nursing program, and the "registered nurse student," who having completed a course of study at the first level, desires further study to expand her or his nursing capabilities to the BSN professional level.
Though each category of student enters at different levels, the terminal objectives of the nursing program are the same for all groups. The "traditional student" upon completion of specific courses are eligible to take the examination for licensure to practice as a registered nurse. 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).
The purpose of the bachelor of science program in nursing is to prepare graduates to function as professional nurses in a variety of settings. Graduates are expected to have acquired foundations for continuing professional development.
The curriculum is formulated to help the student develop understanding of self and others, stimulate intellectual curiosity and to develop an ability to work with colleagues to identify and resolve the health problems of individuals and families in a changing society. The professional nurse, while able to assess and intervene where health deviations exist, is committed to the role of maintaining health and preventing illness in self and others.
The BSN graduate of the CSULB School of Nursing will be eligible to obtain licensing and certification, and assume employment positions in any of the following areas:
(All requirements contained on these pages are superceded by the official information published in the Course Catalog of the current academic year. To see an online copy, view this file or visit this official university page.)
NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH LBCC
We have established a new partnership with Long Beach Community College under the AB1295 legislation which allows qualified ADN students from LBCC to transfer into our ADN-BSN program.
For further information about our BSN programs, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 562-985-2201