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  • Policy Number: SP.05.015
  • Version: Original
  • Drafted By: Ching-Hua Wang
  • Approved By: Richard R. Rush
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The general objective of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing is to prepare students to become successful practicing nurses. This will be accomplished by:

  1. Providing undergraduate educational preparation in theoretical and empirical knowledge from the humanities, the social and natural sciences, and the discipline of nursing to be applied to the practice of professional nursing at the generalist level.
  2. Providing the students educational preparation about the research process, its application to the discipline of nursing and its essential relationship to evidence-based nursing practice.
  3. Preparing the students to be proficient in effective social interaction, therapeutic communication and in the mastery of the clinical skills essential for assessing the health care needs of an individual, family or group to promote and maintain an optimum level of health and well-being.
  4. Preparing the students to apply the nursing process through critical thinking and professional nursing judgment to provide and evaluate nursing care related to actual or potential health problems within the scope of nursing practice for which the nurse can intervene.
  5. Preparing the students with the necessary educational background to enable the pursuit of a higher degree in advanced nursing practice.


Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties currently have no baccalaureate nursing programs at a public institution of higher education. The closest CSU nursing program is CSU Northridge and this institution only offers an RN – BSN completion program. There are no private institutions offering a generic nursing program in the region. In the surrounding region of Southern California, there are additionally six public CSU higher education institutions, only three of which offer generic BSN programs. There are five private institutions that offer a baccalaureate in Nursing but all of these institutions are not within normal commuting distance.

There are four community colleges in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties with three nursing programs granting ADN and/or LVN degrees, and an additional twenty-seven community colleges in the Southern California region. Those three institutions that would be a likely source of transfer students for the RN - BSN program are Moorpark, Ventura, and Santa Barbara community colleges.









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