Traditional BSN Program Information
The Traditional BSN program is a three-year sequence (including two, required, 10-week summer terms) of courses that lead to eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Students who enter in Fall 2013 can expect to graduate in May 2016. Courses are offered at variable days and times each term and involve travel to clinical sites in many areas of San Diego County and/or Southwest Riverside County. It is a demanding, full-time program and is not compatible with a heavy outside workload.
Clinical placements are assigned to us through the San Diego and Riverside Nursing Service-Education Consortium. Clinical locations, days, and times will vary each academic term. They may start as early as 6 a.m. or extend into an evening hospital shift. If needed, clinical or lecture courses may be scheduled on Saturdays. We hold a lottery each term to determine clinical placements for our nursing students. You may end up at any clinical site for a particular term. Students will be randomly assigned to any clinical location, day, or time. If this is not acceptable, please do not apply for admission to the program.
- You do not need to be admitted to the University before applying to the School of Nursing.
- You can have Pre-Nursing Core coursework in progress through Spring 2013. The transcript submittal deadline for Spring 2013 grades may pose a problem for students attending schools on the quarter system. We will adhere to the published application deadlines, so plan accordingly.
- The only coursework required to be completed by the end of the previous term for a fall entry, for admission to the Nursing program, is the Pre-Nursing Core. Please consult with the University Admissions Web site for admission requirements to enter the University.