Nursing R.N.-B.S.N. Program
Hettman (chairperson), Clites, O’Connor, Palko, Pina, Shelapinsky
California University’s Department of Nursing offers an upper-division program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This program is intended for registered nurses who have already completed a diploma or associate degree in nursing.
The R.N.-B.S.N. Program is specifically designed to provide the graduate with an educational foundation in the arts and sciences as well as nursing, to serve as a basis for graduate education and a commitment to lifelong learning. The program assists the R.N. with the synthesis of theories and research findings into the role of the professional nurse, and builds upon the R.N.’s competencies in nursing by providing an increased level of knowledge and experiences in a variety of settings. Graduates are thus prepared to assume a wide range of professional nursing roles in diverse health care environments.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Eligibility to register for upper-division nursing courses requires:
- Graduation from an NLNAC-accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing;
- Current licensure as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and
- Completion of the entry-level portfolio.
Specific information regarding admission requirements is available in the Department of Nursing and on the department website.
A minimum grade of C is required for completion of each nursing course. Additionally, all of the University’s graduation requirements apply to the R.N.-B.S.N. program.
The R.N.-B.S.N. program is offered in its entirety at two locations: (1) the California University of Pennsylvania campus; and (2) the Community College of Allegheny County – South Campus in West Mifflin (as part of our unique cooperative agreement with the community college).