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The baccalaureate curriculum offers pre-licensure students and registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing (or its equivalent) an upper-division program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. The 120 units consist of a specific combination of prerequisites, general education, nursing and elective courses. Graduates are eligible for certification as public health nurses in the State of California.
Once accepted into the program, students are required to have a clear criminal background check and other requirements.
Pre-Licensure, Traditional BSN Pathway
The traditional pre-licensure pathway is for students who are not registered nurses (RN) who wish to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). This program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, and graduates of this program are eligible to test for their California RN license.
Admission criteria for the Pre-Licensure pathway are posted on the School of Nursing website: nursing.fullerton.edu.
Requirements for Degree
Degree requirements consist of a specific combination of prerequisites, general education, and other nursing courses. The following courses are required for the Pre-Licensure nursing major: