Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2+2 Upper Division Transfer Program)

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. Submit an application to Graduate and Professional Admissions indicating interest in becoming a nursing major and pursuing the BSN degree. Include in the application the following information:
    1. Official college transcripts for all colleges attended.
    2. Two letters of recommendation
    3. A one-page statement of professional goals in nursing
    4. A résumé reflecting volunteer and paid work experience within the past three years. Please include leadership positions held within volunteer organizations, community service experience, and/or employment where applicable.
  2. Submit evidence of a minimum of 48 college or university semester units of transferable nursing prerequisite course requirements prior to the semester in which the student is requesting admission. See list below.
  3. Submit proof of achieving a minimum cumulative college or university grade-point average of B (3.0) or better.
  4. Successfully complete Human Anatomy with lab (4 units), Chemistry with lab (4 units), Human Physiology (4 units), and General Microbiology with lab (4 units) with no lower than a B- (2.7) grade-point average.  
  5. Provide a writing sample that demonstrates written communication skills.
  6. Candidates are considered for admission into the program once they have completed the prerequisite coursework and progress through the curriculum in a predetermined sequence with an assigned group of students (cohort model). All nursing coursework assigned to a specific semester is prerequisite for progression to the next semester.
  7. Eligible candidates may be interviewed by the program director and reviewed by the admissions committee.
  8. Candidates accepted into the program will be notified by the admissions representative and assigned to the appropriate semester.
  9. An acceptance letter will be mailed to the candidate from the School of Nursing.

Requirements and Sequences for the BSN 2+2 Upper Division Transfer Program

All undergraduate nursing programs are designed with a specific course sequence that is determined by the School of Nursing. When each student is accepted into a program, a progression schedule is reviewed by the student and the advisor. Courses must be taken in the assigned sequence. Admission is based on a cohort model.

Students in the BSN 2+2 and LVN programs complete the required 48 units of prerequisite coursework and then begin nursing coursework in the fall, spring, or summer semester and continue in sequence for three consecutive semesters per year.

The BSN 2+2 Program is based on a cohort model.

Students in the BSN 2+2 Program complete the required 48 units of prerequisite coursework and then begin nursing coursework in the fall, spring, or summer semester and continue in sequence for three consecutive semesters per year.

Prerequisite Nursing Requirements for the BSN Transfer Program
BIOL 220General Microbiology4
BIOL 250Human Anatomy4
BIOL 251Human Physiology4
CHEM 123General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry for the Health Sciences 14
Prerequisite General Education Requirements
Skills and University Requirements
WRIT 110Writing 1: The Art and Craft of Writing 23
COMM 111Public Communication 33
Humanities: Fine Arts Requirement3
Philosophy Requirement3
Humanities: History Requirement3
Humanities: Literature Requirement3
PSYC 110General Psychology 43
PSYC 290Human Growth and Development 43
Electives8
Biblical, Theological and Philosophical Formation General Education Requirements varies based on number of units transferred
Total Units48

The coursework for students in the BSN Option is as follows:

Nursing Requirements for the BSN (2+2) Option
UNRS 105
105P
Foundations in Professional Nursing/Aging
and Foundations in Professional Nursing - Practicum
6
UNRS 113Pharmacology2
UNRS 212
212P
Nursing Care of Adults/Aging
and Nursing Care Of Adults/Aging Practicum
6
UNRS 220
220L
Health Assessment
and Health Assessment - Lab
3
UNRS 260Nutrition2
UNRS 299Statistics and Data Management for Nursing and Health Care 103
UNRS 306Writing 2: Theoretical Frameworks in Nursing 53
UNRS 310
310P
Mental Health Nursing
and Mental Health Nursing Practicum
4
UNRS 312
312P
Nursing Management of Adults
and Nursing Management of Adults Practicum
3
UNRS 313
313P
Restorative Nursing
and Restorative Nursing Practicum
4
UNRS 367Pathophysiology3
UNRS 382
382P
Community Health Nursing
and Community Health Nursing Practicum 6
3
UNRS 384Urban/Rural Health Nursing 93
UNRS 402
402P
Nursing Care in Maternal, Newborn, and Women's Health
and Nursing Care in Maternal, Newborn, and Women's Health Practicum
4
UNRS 403Leadership and Management in Professional Practice2
UNRS 404
404P
Nursing Care of Children and Young Adults
and Nursing Care of Children and Young Adults Practicum
4
UNRS 411
411P
Advanced Nursing Care of Adults and Aging
and Advanced Nursing Care of Adults & Aging - Practicum
5
UNRS 412Clinical Residency Nursing 72
UNRS 425Nursing Research3
UNRS 496Writing 3: Ethics and Issues in Health Care 84
UNRS 445Application of Pharmacological Principles in an Acute-Care Setting (This is elective not a required course)2
Total Units71
1

Meets the General Education Humanities: Natural Science requirement.

2

Meets the General Education Intellectual and Practical Skills requirement.

3

Meets the General Education Oral Communication requirement.

4

Meets the General Education Humanities: Social Science requirement.

5

Meets the General Education Writing 2 requirement. 

6

Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.

7

Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.

8

Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.

9

Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.

10

Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement.

Previous Education Credit

Students may be awarded credit for prior learning/coursework and clinical experience, including military education and experience, through a challenge examination and/or competency testing.