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CNI College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

The CNI College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program courses will be delivered in a blended format, with clinical practicums throughout.

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The BSN Program will prepare students to be well-rounded nursing professionals through a combination of general education and core nursing courses. The BSN program curriculum amalgamates the biological and social sciences to develop a nursing graduate who will administer client-centered care by applying critical thinking, holistic clinical reasoning
and decision-making, and evidence-based practice. The BSN curriculum progresses the learning of knowledge, skills, and appropriate nursing professional attitudes, from foundational concepts to an advanced level prepared for graduate studies. The concepts that guide the BSN curriculum in preparing students for professional nursing roles include: the nursing process, evidence-based practice nursing, therapeutic care and communication, transformative teaching and learning methodologies, and interprofessional collaboration in healthcare; this is in congruence with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Essentials for Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN), Accreditation of Distance Learning standards, Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), the Alliance for Nursing Accreditation of Distance Education, and the California Board of
Registered Nursing guidelines.

The BSN program includes both general education and nursing core courses. All courses will be delivered through the Canvas learning management system (LMS), which serves as a centralized hub for eBooks, online simulations, test preparation resources, high-fidelity labs, and curriculum resources.

Program Review

Upon completion of the BSN Program, students will be prepared to:

PLO-1: Model professional nursing behavior, accountability, and responsibility in the management of care for diverse
client populations across the lifespan.
PLO-2: Optimize critical thinking skills, clinical decision-making, and evidence-based practice to ensure safety, quality, and holistic healthcare outcomes.
PLO-3: Cultivate interprofessional collaboration among healthcare team members in various healthcare settings for health promotion and disease prevention.
PLO-4: Incorporate informational technology and informatics to enhance communications, safety, and delivery of quality care in nursing practice.
PLO-5: Develop healthcare initiatives to improve education for clients, families, and diverse community populations.
PLO-6: Integrate ethical values, legal standards, and cultural competence into nursing practice.
PLO-7: Engage in leadership roles related to the provision, delegation, and advocacy for effective client-centered care.
PLO-8: Develop personal, professional, and life-long learning goals through effective communication strategies and scientific, societal, psychosocial, and spiritual inquiry.
Course Number Course Titles Credits Awarded Clock Hours Lab Clock Hours Extern Clock Hours Total Clock Hours Total Academic
Credits Awarded
Quarter I
NURS 100 Introduction to Nursing Concepts 30 60 0 90 5
ENG 100* Written Communication 40 0 0 40 4
ENG 110* Interpersonal Communication 20 0 0 20 2
MATH 100* College Algebra 40 0 0 40 4
Total 130 60 0 190 15
Quarter II
BIO 100 Human Anatomy 40 60 0 100 6
PSY 100* Introduction to Psychology 40 0 0 40 4
MATH 200* Statistics 50 0 0 50 5
Total 130 60 0 190 15
Quarter III
ENG 120* Oral Communication 40 0 0 40 4
BIO 110 Human Physiology 40 60 0 100 6
BIO 120 Microbiology 40 60 0 100 6
Total 120 120 0 240 16
Quarter IV
NURS 200 Foundational Concepts of Nursing 50 120 0 170 9
PSY 200* Developmental Psychology 40 0 0 40 4
ENG 200* Professional Writing 50 0 0 50 5
Total 140 120 0 260 18
Quarter V
NURS 210 Health Assessment 40 90 0 130 7
NURS 220* Nutrition 20 0 0 20 2
BIO 200* Biochemistry 50 0 0 50 5
Total 110 90 0 200 14
Quarter VI
NURS 230* Pathophysiology 60 0 0 60 6
NURS 240 Pharmacology in Nursing 40 60 0 100 6
Total 100 60 0 160 12
Quarter VII
NURS 300 Basic Concepts of Health Alteration 40 0 120 160 8
NURS 310 Concepts of Aging 20 0 60 80 4
Total 60 0 180 240 12
Quarter VIII
SOC 300* Introduction to Sociology 40 0 0 40 4
NURS 320 Intermediate Health Care Concepts 40 0 120 160 8
NURS 330* Cultural and Ethical Issues in Nursing 60 0 0 60 6
Total 140 0 120 260 18
Quarter IX
NURS 340 Holistic Health Concepts 30 0 90 120 6
NURS 350* Nursing Informatics 50 0 0 50 5
NURS 360* Health Promotion in Nursing 40 0 0 40 4
Total 120 0 90 210 15
Quarter X
NURS 370 Family Health Concepts I OB 40 0 60 100 6
NURS 375 Family Health Concepts II PEDS 40 0 60 100 6
Total 80 0 120 200 12
Quarter XI
NURS 400 Complex Health Concepts 40 0 120 160 8
NURS 410 Leadership and Management Nursing Concepts 40 0 60 100 6
Total 80 0 180 260 14
Quarter XII
NURS 420* Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing 60 0 0 160 6
NURS 430 Population-Based Nursing 40 0 90 130 7
Total 100 0 90 190 13
Quarter XIII
NURS 440 Nursing Capstone Project 10 60 0 70 3
NURS 450 Nursing Concepts Integration 10 60 0 70 3
Total 20 120 0 140 6
PROGRAM TOTALS 1330 630 780 2740 180

*Indicates Online Courses

BSN Tuition and Fees

Registration $ 75.00
Books, Supplies & Uniforms $ 3,940.00
Technology & Program $ 4,209.00
Tuition $ 126,776.00
Total $ 135,000.00

As of February 8, 2021 the state of California, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) is enforcing the Student Tuition Recovery Fund established by former Section 94944 of the Education Code, and extended by Chapter 635 of the Statues of 2007, to continue in existence. The law requires the college to collect a fee from every new student to be remitted into Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF). This fund is administered by the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).

The amount of the fee is $.50 per $1,000 of tuition paid, rounded to the nearest $1,000.

Students will receive:

  • Books
  • Supplies
  • Uniforms
  • Laptop Computer
  • Career Preparation:
  • Job Analysis
    • Job Search
    • Interview Techniques
    • Resume Writing
    • Job Leads Supplied

Fees not included in the total cost of the program (fees paid during or after completion of program by student):

  • Physical Examination x2
  • Proof of Immunity (titers and/or vaccinations) and Annual Flu Vaccine
  • COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Two-step TB Skin Test or Quantiferon Gold Test
  • AHA Healthcare Provider BCLS (CPR)
  • LiveScan (fingerprints) x2
  • Student Nurse Malpractice Insurance
  • NCLEX-RN Licensing and Exam
  • Commencement Ceremony and Cap and Gown
  • Pinning Ceremony and Items

Course Descriptions

BIO 100 Human Anatomy
6 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits and Lab 2.0 credits)
The course provides an introduction to the anatomy and structure of the human body with emphasis on the organ and systems levels. The study of anatomy is presented with interactive lectures and supportive clinical applications conducted in anatomy lab. This course consists of a total of 100 hours: 40 hours of theory and 60 hours of science lab delivered residential. (Foundation course for healthcare disciplines requiring progressive health assessments of clients across the lifespan.) Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100.

BIO 110 Human Physiology
6 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits and Lab 2.0 credits)
This course provides the student with an introduction to human physiology. The foundations of physiology are explored
utilizing the basic principles of physics, chemistry, cell biology, and biochemistry. The laboratory component of the course
emphasizes the concepts presented during the interactive class lecture. This course consists of a total of 100 hours: 40
hours of theory and 60 hours of science lab delivered residential. (Foundation course for healthcare disciplines requiring
progressive health assessments of clients across the lifespan.) Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110,
MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200.

BIO 120 Microbiology
6 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits and Lab 2.0 credits)

This course provides the student with an overview of microbiology. The foundations of microbiology begin with the
relationship of microbes in daily life and continue through the pathologic disease processes. Environmental and industrial
applications for microbiology are explored as new areas of development. The laboratory component of the course
emphasizes the concepts presented during interactive class lectures. This course consists of a total of 100 hours: 40 hours
of theory and 60 hours of science lab delivered residential. (Foundation course for healthcare disciplines requiring
progressive health assessments of clients across the lifespan.) Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110,
MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200.

BIO 200 Biochemistry
5 Quarter Credits (Theory 5.0 credits)

This course provides the student with an introduction to the principles of general, organic, and biochemistry. Students will
learn the core concepts of biochemistry that apply to human health and various diseases. Topics covered include the
scientific method, math concepts used in chemistry, matter and energy, atoms and elements, nuclear chemistry, ionic and
molecular compounds, chemical quantities and reactions, gases, solutions, acids, bases, equilibrium, hydrocarbons,
alcohols, thiols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carbohydrates, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, amides, lipids, amino acids,
proteins, enzymes, DNA, RNA, mRNA, protein synthesis, and metabolic pathways and energy production. This course
consists of a total of 50 theory hours delivered online distance education. (Foundation course for healthcare disciplines
requiring progressive health assessments of clients across the lifespan.) Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG
110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200.

ENG 100 Written Communication
4 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits)

This course prepares students to develop written communication skills with an emphasis on understanding the writing
process, using different modes related to purpose, appropriate tone, intended audience, critically analyzing readings, and
practicing writing for personal and professional purposes. Students improve writing skills through composing, organizing,
revising, and editing assignments using proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Students will follow APA format style
writing and develop pertinent library skills. This course consists of a total of 40 theory hours delivered through online
distance education. Required Prerequisites: None.

ENG 110 Interpersonal Communication
2 Quarter Credits (Theory 2.0 credits)

This course will focus on the interactive verbal/nonverbal process between individuals to assist in coping with change,
developing more satisfying interpersonal relationships, and integrating new knowledge and communication skills. The
course will prepare students for effective communication by providing the skills and strategies needed for individuals to
engage and motivate others. This course consists of a total of 20 theory hours delivered online distance education.
(Foundation course for healthcare disciplines requiring interprofessional communication and collaboration.) Required
Prerequisites: None.

ENG 120 Oral Communication
4 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits)

Oral Communication is a survey course designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts and theories in the field of
communication. The course combines theoretical approaches with applied activities to provide the student with
communication skills that are required in the job market. Active participation in class discussions, group and individual
activities, and oral presentations are required for successful completion of this course. This course consists of a total of 40
theory hours delivered online distance education. (Foundation course for healthcare disciplines requiring interprofessional
communication and collaboration.) Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100,
MATH 200.

ENG 200 Professional Writing
5 Quarter Credits (Theory 5.0 credits)

This course builds on lessons learned in ENG 100 Written Communication. In addition to reviewing the writing process,
students will learn research techniques, proper citing, referencing, documentation formats, and critical analysis of written
topics. This course consists of a total of 50 theory hours delivered online distance education. Required Prerequisites: NURS
100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120.

MATH 100 College Algebra
4 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits)

This course provides key applications and concepts of college algebra, mathematics, and critical thinking. Topics include
linear and quadratic functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections,
sequence and series, solving system equations, matrices and determinants, counting and probability, and associated
graphing. This course consists of a total of 40 theory hours delivered online distance education. (Foundation course for
healthcare disciplines requiring medication dosage calculations and critical thinking in mathematics.) Required
Prerequisites: None.

MATH 200 Statistics
5 Quarter Credits (Theory 5.0 credits)

This course is designed to offer students the skills necessary to interpret and critically evaluate statistics commonly used
to describe, predict, and evaluate data in an information driven environment. The focus is on the conceptual
understanding of how statistics can be used and how to evaluate statistical data. This course consists of a total of 50
theory hours delivered online distance education. (Foundation course for healthcare disciplines using statistical
calculations and research related processes.) Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100.

NURS 100 Introduction to Nursing Concepts
5 Quarter Credits (Theory 3.0 credits and Lab 2.0 credits)

This course introduces students to study skills and innovative strategies for personal and academic success during their
BSN journey and beyond through lifelong learning. Students will develop critical thinking and reasoning skills as a
foundation for concept-based learning while applying knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in the BSN
Program. Topics focus on personal development concepts related to the nursing profession, nursing history, nursing
theory, patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, informatics, and ethical, cultural, and legal considerations. This
course consists of a total of 90 hours: 30 theory hours and 60 Lab delivered in a blended/hybrid format. Required
Prerequisites: None.

NURS 200 Foundational Concepts of Nursing
9 Quarter Credits (Theory 5.0 credits and Lab 4.0 credits)

This course provides foundational nursing concepts related to nursing practice. Fundamental topics include the nursing
process, critical thinking, clinical decision-making, communication skills, collaboration, nursing law and ethics, healthcare
systems, health promotion and illness prevention, diversity, client safety, and care of clients with system alterations. This
course consists of a total of 170 hours: 50 hours of theory and 120 hours of clinical practice using simulation and skills lab.
Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO
120.

NURS 210 Health Assessment
7 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits and Lab 3.0 credits)

This course provides the student with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills of performing and documenting a
comprehensive health assessment of diverse individuals across the lifespan. Critical analysis and synthesis of assessment
findings will be emphasized to aid in clinical judgment and decision-making for patient care. This course consists of 130
hours: 40 hours of theory and 90 hours of lab. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100,
PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200.

NURS 220 Nutrition
2 Quarter Credits (Theory 2.0 credits)

This course provides students with nutritional concepts across the lifespan for optimal health and wellness. Students will
learn the importance of psychological, physical, societal, and cultural influences of client behaviors related to nutrition.
Topics will focus on media portrayal of food, current trends, common myths, nutritional science, diet modification
techniques, alternative modalities, dietary requirements, and nutrient deficiencies. This course consists of a total of 20
theory hours delivered online distance education. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO
100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200.

NURS 230 Pathophysiology
6 Quarter Credits (Theory 6.0 credits)

This course provides a study of variations in functions and alterations related to the pathophysiologic responses of the
human body systems. Topics focus on theoretical concepts related to altered cell functioning, genetic disorders, immune
responses, and risk factors associated with diseases across the lifespan. This course consists of 60 hours of theory
delivered online distance education. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100,
MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200.

NURS 240 Pharmacology in Nursing
6 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits and Lab 2.0 credits)

This course focuses on drug classifications, actions, and interactions related to the delivery of nursing care for the
biophysical and psychological concepts in the individual domain. The course also covers medication calculations and
techniques for safe administration of medications and related client care. This course consists of a total of 100 hours: 40
hours of theory and 60 hours of practice in the Simulation and Skills Lab. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG
110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS
220, BIO 200.

NURS 300 Basic Concepts of Health Alteration
8 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits and Clinical 4.0 credits)

This course provides the basic concepts of health alterations related to chronic illness. Students will begin to apply care
management skills, communicate effectively with clients, promote health, and provide caring interventions. Topics will
focus on the care needs of clients with alterations in acid-base balance, metabolism, oxygenation, infection, perfusion,
comfort, elimination, fluid and electrolyte balance, mobility, cognition, and sensory perception. This course consists of a
total of 160 hours: 40 hours of theory and 120 hours of clinical practice within long term and sub-acute nursing facilities.
Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO
120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240.

NURS 310 Concepts of Aging
4 Quarter Credits (Theory 2.0 credits and Clinical 2.0 credits)

This course provides an overview of specialized needs and health concerns related to aging. The aging client will dominate
nursing care as the population median age becomes older. This course makes use of unfolding case studies to introduce
the student to aging clients and to recognize health alterations in the aging adult. This course consists of a total of 80
hours: 20 hours of theory and 60 hours of clinical practice in a variety of community-based settings that support the health
and wellness of the geriatric population. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY
100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS
240.

NURS 320 Intermediate Health Care Concepts
8 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits and Clinical 4.0 credits)

This course provides intermediate healthcare concepts related to acute health alterations in adult clients. This course is
also designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of individual, healthcare, and nursing. Topics will
focus on intermediate concepts related to the surgical client including tissue integrity, comfort, mobility, cellular
regulation, inflammation, and prevention of complications, such as infection, oxygenation, or perfusion related problems.
Clinical components of this course include health-wellness-illness, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, managing
care, and safety. This course consists of a total of 160 hours: 40 hours of theory and 120 hours of clinical practice in acute
care and ambulatory care settings. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100,
MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS
240, NURS 300, NURS 310.

NURS 330 Cultural and Ethical Issues in Nursing
6 Quarter Credits (Theory 6.0 credits)

This course provides students with cultural and ethical concepts in healthcare. Students will learn the importance of
ethical, cultural, and legal issues that influence professional nursing practice. Topics will focus on ethical theories, moral
assumptions and principles, diversity, transcultural nursing, genomics, globalization, and societal beliefs that influence
nursing practice. This course consists of a total of 60 theory hours delivered online distance education. Required
Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS
200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 300, NURS 310.

NURS 340 Holistic Health Concepts
6 Quarter Credits (Theory 3.0 credits and Clinical 3.0 credits)

This course provides holistic healthcare concepts related to mental health alterations in adult clients. This course is
designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of individual, healthcare, and nursing. Topics will focus
on the concepts of self, stress and coping, mood and affect, addiction behaviors, cognition, grief and loss and violence.
Within these concepts, students will promote health and wellness, use professional behaviors, and provide caring
interventions safely across the lifespan. The course consists of a total of 120 hours: 30 hours of theory and 90 hours of
clinical practice in psychiatric and mental health acute care, primary care and community-based settings that support the
health and wellness of clients with alterations in mental health. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110,
MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220,
BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 300, NURS 310, SOC 300, NURS 320, NURS 330.

NURS 350 Nursing Informatics
5 Quarter Credits (Theory 5.0 credits)

This course provides foundational nursing concepts related to informatics used in nursing practice. Fundamental topics
include basic informatics related to information technology in healthcare, professional nursing roles, improvement of
nursing practice, quality patient outcomes, privacy security, telehealth, and electronic health records. Students will
explore the evolution of information technology and informatics in nursing practice and healthcare systems. This course
consists of a total of 50 theory hours delivered online distance education. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100,
ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210,
NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 300, NURS 310, SOC 300, NURS 320, NURS 330.

NURS 360 Health Promotion in Nursing
4 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits)

The course provides students with concepts of health promotion and the application to nursing practice. Students will learn
the rationale and techniques for using specific assessment tools, data analysis strategies, appropriate lifespan
interventions, and outcomes evaluation. Topics will focus on cultural diversity, disparity in healthcare, and social
determinants that impact the client's plan of care. The use of technology and health promotion research will be explored
and applied to nursing practice. This course consists of a total of 40 theory hours delivered online distance education.
Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO
120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 300, NURS 310, SOC 300,
NURS 320, NURS 330.

NURS 370 Family Health Concepts I OB
6 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits and Clinical 2.0 credits)

This course develops the concepts related to care of the family including reproductive health and obstetrics within the
three conceptual domains of individual, healthcare, and nursing. Topics will focus on the concepts of oxygenation,
sexuality, reproduction, grief/loss, mood/affect, infection, health-wellness-illness, communication, caring interventions,
safety, and advocacy applied to care of the family both individually and as a group. This course consists of a total of 100
hours: 40 hours of theory and 60 hours of clinical practice that focuses on the care of the woman, mother, child, family, and
fetus/newborn in a variety of hospital, primary care, and community-based settings. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100,
ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200,
NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 300, NURS 310, SOC 300, NURS 320, NURS 330, NURS 340,
NURS 350, NURS 360.

NURS 375 Family Health Concepts II PEDS
6 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits and Clinical 2.0 credits)

This course develops the concepts related to care of the pediatric client within the three conceptual domains of individual,
healthcare and nursing. Topics will focus on the concepts of oxygenation, sexuality, grief/loss, mood/affect, infection,
development, health-wellness-illness, communication, caring interventions, safety, and advocacy applied to care of the
pediatric client. This course consists of a total of 100 hours: 40 hours of theory and 60 hours of clinical practice that focuses
on the care of the pediatric client in a variety of hospital, primary care, and community-based settings. Required
Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS
200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 300, NURS 310, SOC 300, NURS 320,
NURS 330, NURS 340, NURS 350, NURS 360.

NURS 400 Complex Health Concepts
8 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits and Clinical 4.0 credits)

This course provides advanced healthcare concepts related to complex and critical alterations in adult clients. This course is
also designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of individual, healthcare, and nursing. Students will
learn to recognize the unique needs of clients with multiple system and/or critical health alterations. Topics will focus on
concepts of perfusion, mobility, oxygenation, violence, tissue integrity, and intracranial regulation, while integrating the
need for caring interventions, managing care, healthcare systems, and informatics. This course consists of a total of 160
hours: 40 hours of theory and 120 hours of clinical practice in critical care and step down units, rehabilitative care, and
community-based health facilities that address complex health alterations in adult clients across the lifespan. Required
Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS
200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 300, NURS 310, SOC 300, NURS 320,
NURS 330, NURS 340, NURS 350, NURS 360, NURS 370, NURS 375.

NURS 410 Leadership and Management Nursing Concepts
6 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits and Clinical 2.0 credits)

This course is designed to synthesize the concepts within the three domains of individual, healthcare, and nursing. Topics
will focus on the concepts of collaboration, managing care, safety, advocacy, legal issues, health policy, healthcare systems,
ethics, accountability, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice in the provision of client-centered care. This
course consists of a total of 100 hours: 40 hours of theory and 60 hours of clinical instruction that focus on mastering the
care of a team of clients, providing direct client care, and learning the variety of leadership roles and responsibilities of the
staff and charge RN. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG
120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 300, NURS
310, SOC 300, NURS 320, NURS 330, NURS 340, NURS 350, NURS 360, NURS 370, NURS 375.

NURS 420 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
6 Quarter Credits (Theory 6.0 credits)

The course provides a fundamental approach for students to explore evidence-based practice as a foundation to improve
nursing practice and patient outcomes. Students will learn the evolution of evidence-based practice and rationale for the
use as a research design. Students will learn how to determine whether research is credible through the critique of research
articles and review of scholarly, peer reviewed literature. Students will also be introduced to potential ethical concerns in
the development evidence-based research for nursing practice. This course consists of a total of 60 hours of theory
delivered residentially. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG
120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 300, NURS
310, SOC 300, NURS 320, NURS 330, NURS 340, NURS 350, NURS 360, NURS 370, NURS 375, NURS 400, NURS 410.

NURS 430 Population-Based Nursing
6 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits and Clinical 3.0 credits)

Students will develop skills in providing nursing care to individuals, families, and/or communities. This course will include
both classroom and clinical experience in community settings. Ninety (90) hours of practice in public/community health
settings are required in the practicum component of this course. Seven (7) hours of child abuse/neglect training are included
to provide graduate eligibility for CA Public Health Nursing (PHN) certification. This course consist of a total of 130 hours: 40
hours of theory and 90 hours of clinical practice. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100,
PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230,
NURS 240, NURS 300, NURS 310, SOC 300, NURS 320, NURS 330, NURS 340, NURS 350, NURS 360, NURS 370, NURS 375,

NURS 400, NURS 410.
NURS 440 Nursing Capstone Project

3 Quarter Credits (Theory 1.0 credits and Lab 2.0 credits)
This course provides students with an opportunity to synthesize knowledge of concepts learned throughout the BSN. The
primary focus is applying the acquired knowledge, skills, attitudes, and liberal arts disciplines to develop a final evidencebased project. The students will identify an area of interest in nursing practice as a foundation for research, design,
evaluation, and presentation of an evidenced-based project related to quality improvement and change management. This
course supports the importance of lifelong learning as a nursing professional. This course consists of 50 hours: 10 hours
lecture and 40 hours lab. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200,
ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 300,
NURS 310, SOC 300, NURS 320, NURS 330, NURS 340, NURS 350, NURS 360, NURS 370, NURS 375, NURS 400, NURS 410,
NURS 420, NURS 430.

NURS 450 Nursing Concepts Integration
3 Quarter Credits (Theory 1.0 credits and Lab 2.0 credits)

This course provides an intensive review of the various nursing concepts required for the nursing licensure examination.
Students are supported through testing exercises, review of nursing process, and integration of key course content in
preparation for NCLEX success. Students will strengthen their ability to understand and apply nursing concepts and skills
using critical thinking and clinical decision-making required from an entry-level professional nurse. A series of content
mastery examinations will be given using computerized adaptive testing and a predictability examination at the end of the
course. This course consists of 70 hours: 10 hours lecture and 60 hours ATI Lab. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG
100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS
210, NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 300, NURS 310, SOC 300, NURS 320, NURS 330, NURS 340, NURS 350,
NURS 360, NURS 370, NURS 375, NURS 400, NURS 410, NURS 420, NURS 430.

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
4 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits)

This course provides the student with a general overview of the field of psychology including the scientific approach to
studying basic principles of human behavior. Emphasis is placed on such topics as learning, motivation, perception, feeling
and emotion, intelligence, personality, and lifespan development. This course consists of a total of 40 theory hours
delivered online distance education. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100.

PSY 200 Developmental Psychology
4 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits)

This course explores the psychological development of individuals across the lifespan from prenatal development through
the end of life. Topics focus on the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social developments that occur in each phase of the
lifecycle. The course introduces both classic and current modalities of research and explores the concepts of death, dying,
and bereavement. This course consists of a total of 40 theory hours delivered online distance education. Required
Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100, ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120.

SOC 300 Introduction to Sociology
4 Quarter Credits (Theory 4.0 credits)

This course provides the student with an introduction to sociological processes that underlie everyday life. Topics will
focus on the evolution of socialization, organizational establishments, and societal influences. The course topics include
globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, new technology, and the growing impact of mass media. This course
consists of a total of 40 theory hours delivered online distance education. Required Prerequisites: NURS 100, ENG 100,
ENG 110, MATH 100, BIO 100, PSY 100, MATH 200, ENG 120, BIO 110, BIO 120, NURS 200, PSY 200, ENG 200, NURS 210,
NURS 220, BIO 200, NURS 230, NURS 240, NURS 300, NURS 310.

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