The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Dominican will prepare you to meet the health care needs of diverse populations across the life span. Students focus on clinical excellence through practice in a variety of acute care, long-term care, and community settings as well as in state-of-the-art clinical simulation labs. The goal of student success is fostered by faculty mentoring, engaged student learning, and opportunities for research and international study.
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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program begins with students taking such courses as health assessment, fundamentals of nursing, pathophysiology, and pharmacology.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has a rich tradition and a bright future at Dominican. Student success is the hallmark of our work. Our dynamic community includes outstanding students, world-class faculty, a dedicated staff, and a state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Center, where students gain invaluable hands-on experience in a mock hospital/clinic setting. We welcome you to learn more about our programs and our culture of excellence.

Professor Andrea Renwanz Boyle
Department Chair
Nursing

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is an intensive six semester educational program including courses in health assessment, fundamentals of nursing, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nursing research, and nursing leadership. At the completion of the program, students will have also completed over 1,000 clinical hours, cared for individuals from all walks of life while developing life-long friendships with members of a diverse student population. Dominican nursing students are women and men who represent many faiths, ethnic groups, and geographic regions. All wish to make a difference in the lives of others.

Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN state board examination. The baccalaureate program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Review the California Board of Registered Nursing website for information regarding Dominican's most recent pass rates on the NCLEX.

Incoming Freshmen

We welcome high school applicants to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.  Please review the Incoming Freshmen section of our Prospective Student page for more information on our requirements for admission as a freshman student.

Incoming Transfer Students

We welcome transfer applicants to our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.  Please review the Transfer Student section of our Prospective Student page for more information on our requirements for admission as a transfer student.

Advanced Placement for Military Trained Healthcare Personnel

After meeting all general entrance requirements to the Sophomore 1 semester, individuals who have held an occupation in the military may apply for advanced placement into the second semester of the DUC undergraduate traditional nursing program (contingent upon space availability). Download our complete Advanced Placement for Military Trained Healthcare Personnel policy here. Please also review the Transfer Student section of our Prospective Student page for more information on our requirements for admission as a transfer student.

Internationally Educated Nurses

The Department of Nursing offers a unique program geared toward internationally educated nurses who need to fulfill deficiencies in their coursework, as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing.  If you have been trained as a nurse outside of the United States, and have a letter from the California Board of Registered Nursing indicating your course deficiencies, we welcome you to consider our program.  Please see our Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) program page for more information.

 

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