Academic Program of Study

The program requires twelve quarters of full time study over a three year period. The full time study program includes general education courses as well as nursing theory and clinical nursing courses. The course categories include biological and behavioral sciences, humanities, arts, and professional nursing courses. A minimum of 189 quarter units is required for program completion. These units minimally include the 90 hours of core content required in Article 9, Public Health Nurse, Section 1491: Qualifications & Regulations. Upon successful completion of the 12 quarter program, the Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree is awarded and the BSN graduate is also eligible to apply to the State of California for the Public Health Nurse Certificate. The BSN graduate nurse who has demonstrated competency in all of the theoretical and clinical courses is eligible to sit for the NCLEX examination to become a registered nurse.

Pre-Requisite Requirements Units Pre-Requisite Requirements Units Quarter 3 Units Quarter 4 Units
Chemistry 151 A: General, Organic, Bio-Chemistry with Laboratory 3 Chemistry 151 B: General, Organic, Bio-Chemistry with Laboratory 3 Biology 230: Pathophysiology 4 N250: Introduction to Nursing Health Care 4
Biology 200 A: Human Anatomy 4 Biology 200 B:  Human Physiology 4 Pharmacology 210: Clinical Pharmacology 3 N250L: Introduction to Nursing Health Care Clinical Studies 4
Mathematics 110: Quantitative Reasoning 4 Microbiology 201: Microbiology 4 N220: Physical Assessment 4 N260: Health Care Communication 3
English 101: English College Composition I 4 Philosophy 160: Critical Thinking 4 N220L: Physical Assessment Laboratory 2 Psychology 100: Psychology 4
Sociology 100: Sociology 4 Nutrition 230: Nutrition 3
Total Units 15 Total Units 19 Total Units 16 Total Units 15

 

Quarter 5 Units Quarter 6 Units Quarter 7 Units Quarter 8 Units
N300: Older Adult Health Nursing Care 3 N330: Intermediate Nursing Health Carey 4 N350: Child Health Nursing Care 4 N370: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Care 4
N300L: Older Adult  Health Nursing Care Clinical Studies 3 N330L: Intermediate Nursing Health Care Clinical Studies 4 N350L: Child Health Nursing Care Clinical Studies 4 N370L: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Care Clinical Studies 4
N310: Human Life Cycle 3 N340: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care 3 N360: Women’s Health Nursing Care 4 N380: Critical Care Nursing 4
N320: Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care 3 Anthropology 250: Cultural Anthropology 4 N360L: Women’s Health Nursing Care Clinical Studies 4 N380L: Critical Care Nursing Clinical Studies 4
Communications 150: Oral Communications & Public Speech 4 Art 200: Medical Illustration I 3 Art 300: Medical Illustration II 3
Total Units 16 Total Units 15 Total Units 19 Total Units 19

 

Quarter 9 Units Quarter 10 Units Quarter 11 Units Quarter 12 Units
N400: Community Health Science 3 N420: Nursing Research 4 N440: Nursing Case Management for Vulnerable Populations 4 N450: Advanced Leadership/ Management Nursing Care Delivery 3
N410: Community Health Nursing Care 4 N430:  Basic Leadership & Management in Nursing 3 N 440 L: Nursing Case Management for Vulnerable Populations Clinical Studies 3 N450L: Advanced Leadership/ Management Nursing Care Delivery Clinical Studies 3
N410L: Community Health Nursing Care Clinical Studies 4 N430L:  Basic Leadership & Management in Nursing Clinical Studies 3 English 207: Creative Writing 4 N460: Transition to Professional Practice 2
Statistics 415: Statistics 4 Political Science 101: American Political Institutions 4 History 101: American History & Constitutions 4 Philosophy 304: Ethics 4
Total Units 15 Total Units 14 Total Units 14 Total Units 12