The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
program is a four-year degree program designed to meet the needs of
future health care delivery systems.Request Information Information Meetings Apply Now
Now accepting applications for spring 2014.
Application deadline for spring 2014 is Friday, November 1, 2013.
The program serves traditional and
non-traditional students, freshman and transfer students, LVNs and RNs.
The curriculum designed for nursing and health professions majors at the University of San
Francisco is based on a conceptual framework and reflects the
philosophy that a professional nurse needs a liberal background for
professional development and personal growth. The program prepares men
and women for beginning positions in nursing, provides the means for
personal and professional advancement, and qualifies them for
progression into programs that offer advanced degrees.
The curriculum combines a foundation in general education and
sciences with theory, practice and clinical laboratory experiences.
Helping students to learn to think critically, communicate effectively,
and provide therapeutic intervention are the goals that underlay the
entire nursing program. Through hands-on use of health related
equipment in the Learning Resource Center and Simulation Lab Center, students learn to strengthen
their clinical skills, evaluation techniques and priority setting: all
essential elements of professional nursing practice.
Nursing and Health Professions course work starts during freshman year and clinical experiences linked to didactic courses start in the sophomore semester.
The BSN curriculum requires that students become more active
learners. It will also prepare graduates for professional practice in
the community as the number of community based opportunities increase.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the
California State Board of Registered Nursing. Graduates are eligible to
take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) and are eligible to receive the California Public Health Nursing Certificate.
A minimum of 128 semester units is required to fulfill all the University requirements for graduation and to earn the Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree with a major in nursing.
Nursing Support Courses (Prerequisites)
BIOL 113 Human Anatomy Lecture
BIOL 114 Human Anatomy Lab
BIOL 115 Physiology Lecture and Lab
BIOL 134 Microbiology Lecture
BIOL 135 Microbiology Lab
PSYC 101 General Psychology
For questions regarding transfers into the BSN, contact: Mark Priolo, Sr. Associate Director of Transfer Admission (415) 422-6563.
For more information:
Undergraduate Admissions Office