RN-BSN (Track A)
Units required for Major: 46
The School of Nursing's RN to BSN program at Sacramento State offers a unique career opportunity for the working Registered Nurse. The program is designed to advance the associate degree RN to the next level in the profession, preparing the graduate BSN nurse for professional leadership roles in society. For the RN-BSN Track A and the ADN to BSN Collaborative track, there is a clinical elective course which, along with community health theory, allows the student to apply to the California Board of Registered Nursing for a Public Health Nursing certificate. The School takes pride in professional activities in the health care community at the local, state and national level with a wide range of clinical expertise and research interests.
- A valid California registered nursing license (RN License must be received 45 days prior to the first day of class)
- California state resident
- Admission to Sacramento State
- Completed RN to BSN online application
- Official transcripts of all institutions attended
- A cumulative G.P.A of 2.6 based on the last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of graded transferable course work
- Applicants who are currently employed as an RN will have priority for admission
- Supplemental writing or oral communication may be required
- Program admission is contingent upon meeting requirements outlined and passing drug screening and background check.
Required Pre-admission Courses:
The following classes must have been completed with a grade of "C" or better.
- Anatomy or Anatomy and Physiology I (with a lab)
- Physiology or Anatomy and Physiology II (with a lab)
- Microbiology (with a lab)
- Chemistry (integrated or organic chemistry is not required)
- Written Communication
- Oral Communication
- Critical Thinking
Note: In Progress Policy: Classes may be in progress prior to admission. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for in-progress classes but must be replaced with official transcripts.
Minimum Grade Requirement
Satisfactory completion of the program requires a grade of "C" or better in every nursing course.
|Track A - Required Upper Division Courses for RN-BSN Students (46 Units)|
|Traditional 15-Week Semester track & ADN to BSN Collaborative track.|
|NURS 170||Foundations for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 171||Transitional Concepts: The Baccalaureate Nurse||6|
|NURS 173||Theoretical Foundations for Leadership and Management||6|
|NURS 174||Community Health Nursing: Concepts and Practice||4|
|NURS 174C||Community Health Nursing: Clinical Elective||2|
|NURS 178||Culminating Project||3|
|NURS 179||Professional Communication and Reasoning Development 1||3|
|Nursing NCLEX-RN (National Exam/RN) credit will be awarded in the final semester of the nursing program||19|
May be used for upper division GE Area E and the Writing Intensive Graduation Requirement by nursing majors.
Opportunity to repeat nursing courses will depend upon space availability in classroom and clinical placements.
Total Units Required for BSN (post-licensure program) 120