Welcome to the Dominican's Department of Nursing. We offer the opportunity to enter into a versatile and rewarding career as a generalist (BSN) in acute care, palliative care, hospice care, community/public health, school-based health, nursing informatics, nursing education, nursing leadership and often entrepreneurial enterprises. Our goal is to prepare individuals who can serve the health care needs of people today and tomorrow.
The baccalaureate nursing program is an intensive educational program that begins in the first semester sophomore year with courses such as health assessment, fundamentals of nursing, pathophysiology and pharmacology I. At program completion, students will have completed 1200 hours in clinical (acute care and community settings across the Bay Area), developed life-long friendships with a diverse student body and they will have cared for people from all walks of life. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam which provides licensure to practice the profession of nursing.
The Department of Nursing continues to evolve to meet the needs of people we work with and are responsible for. We have initiated opportunities for students to participate in faculty-led international clinical learning experiences, usually 2-4 weeks in duration in Guatemala, Spain, Sweden, Uganda, and soon in Taiwan. Our students are women and men who represent many faiths, ethnic groups and geographical regions. All wish to make a difference in the lives of others.