The nursing faculty embrace the American Nurses’ Association (ANA) definition of nursing which is, “Nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to health and illness.” Nurses value caring, community, excellence, lifelong learning, contemplation, service, social justice, and integrity.
Prerequisite courses must be completed as a pre-nursing student before being admitted into the Nursing program. Students will enter clinical nursing coursework in either Fall or Spring Semester. Clinical experiences in the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years take place at a variety of affiliated agencies. Throughout the program, theory classes are held on the Dominican campus.
Upon satisfactory completion of the nursing curriculum, students are granted the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Examination for licensure as a registered nurse (RN), and eligible to obtain a California Public Health Nursing Certificate.
Advanced placement is available for transfer students from other nursing programs and registered nurses who wish to obtain a baccalaureate in nursing. A 30-unit non-degree option is also available for licensed vocational nurses seeking registered nurse licensure only. Students are admitted on a space available basis. Transfer students may experience a wait.
The Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and is accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education.