• Nursing courses from other programs may be considered nonequivalent and cannot be transferred into this program with the exception of NURS 307/L. HSCI 488 may also be completed prior to the start of the program.
  • Students are admitted as a cohort, and progress through the program as a unit.  Should a student need to interrupt his/her progress through the curriculum, the student will need to reapply to the program and will be considered on a space-available basis. All nursing courses must be completed within 5 years after taking the first nursing course.
    • A minimum grade of “C” is required in all prerequisite and nursing courses. A grade lower than “C” will require the student to repeat the course or concurrent theory/lab courses. All nursing courses may be repeated only once with a maximum of 15 repeated units. Students repeating courses will be considered only on a space-available basis.
    • The need to repeat some courses may interfere with the repeating student’s ability to complete the degree.
  • Students must enroll in and pass concurrently both theory and clinical laboratory components of each area.

Clinical Education Requirements            

  • Due to the clinical requirements imposed by external partners, students must be prepared to attend clinical rotations in the community settings any day of the week, including weekends, and at various times of the day, including evenings and nights. No special accommodation to clinical scheduling can be made given the cohort nature of the program and the external limitations placed on the department by hospitals and other clinical settings. Clinical rotations can change each academic semester or year given external assignments of times and days.
  • Due to the intensity of the A-BSN program, students are highly encouraged not to seek outside employment for the duration of the program.
  • Students must complete a preclinical checklist and provide proof that requirements are met at least four weeks prior to the start of their first clinical course. If an affiliating clinical agency notifies faculty that they are refusing clinical placement to a student based on a background check or drug screen, the student will be unable to complete the required clinical laboratory coursework, be unable to progress in the program and as such will be unable to meet degree requirements. Access to reliable transportation is required for clinical courses off campus.
  • Prior to and during clinical placements, students are required to demonstrate professional maturity and physical, emotional, ethical and moral fitness for clinical practice.
  • Prior to application, direct patient care or volunteering experiences in the acute care setting are highly encouraged.

A-BSN Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of a minimum of 59 semester units of approved graduate courses;
  • Completion of all course work with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Students must be fully classified at the time of graduation. In order to be fully classified, students must have the following: Bachelor's degree from an accredited university, 3.0 GPA in their cumulative post-graduate course work, have completed either the GRE (if first Bachelor’s degree is below 3.0), and passed the UDWPE, Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam, a university requirement.  However, students who score a minimum of 3 in the Analytical Writing section of the GRE are exempt from the UDWPE.

Program Policies

Please carefully review the full list of Program Policies, including Academic Honesty and Integrity RequirementTime Limitations for Earning Degrees and CertificatesTemporary Disruption of AttendanceWithdrawal Policy and Refund Policy.

The faculty reserves the right to make program modifications as necessary to meet current professional standards, Board of Registered Nursing requirements and accreditation criteria.