Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Dominican University of California offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS) degree for students wishing to enter the field of professional nursing. Nursing is a dynamic, interpersonal process based on the premise of individual worth and human dignity. The goal of nursing is to help individuals, families, and groups.


Nursing Students in LabThe 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.

Degree Map for students admitted to 4 year graduation track

Degree Map for students admitted to 4 1/2 year graduation track


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The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Dominican University of California is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.