2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, BSN

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Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admission Requirements

First-time freshmen and transfer students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) are admitted to the University as pre-nursing students, and must complete the required prerequisite courses to be considered for the nursing major. Students may be selected for admission to the nursing major each fall and spring semester. Selection is made through a holistic application review.

A 30-unit LVN option is available on a space and course availability basis. California Baptist University College of Nursing has a process in place for a student to obtain credit for previous education or other acquired knowledge in the field of nursing, including military education and experience, through equivalence, challenge examinations, or other methods of evaluation.

  1. Acceptance to California Baptist University. Admission standards for Undergraduate Studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog
  2. A minimum 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average and 2.8 science Grade Point Average
  3. Prerequisites. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or higher
    • Composition
    • Intermediate Composition
    • Intermediate Algebra or Introductory Statistics
    • Oral Communication
    • Lifespan Development
    • Fundamentals of Chemistry
    • Organic and Biochemistry for Health Sciences with Lab
    • Human Anatomy/Physiology with Lab (2 semesters)
    • Human Microbiology with Lab
  4. Nursing Program Online Application, including transcripts, two letters of recommendation, Conduct Clearance, and Release and Waiver form

Post-Admissions Requirements

  1. Proof of Identification
  2. Clearances:
    • Background Check Clearance
    • Health Clearance
    • Drug Testing
    • CPR Certification
    • Proof of Health Insurance
    • Reliable Form of Transportation with Proof of Motor Vehicle Insurance

Traditional Degree Program Requirements (124 units)

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing will provide a curriculum that will broaden the theoretical knowledge base of the learner in preparation for an entry- level professional nursing practice and possibility of graduate nursing study.

Students must submit an application to the College of Nursing and be accepted to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Coursework for credit toward the degree must be passed with a minimum grade of C or higher.

General Education Courses

The general education requirements will follow the curriculum set forth for other University degree programs. Some general education requirements will be met through specific Nursing major requirements.

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