Nursing - Prelicensure B.S.

School of Nursing

About the Major

Bachelor of Science – Generic/Prelicensure
The UCLA School of Nursing announces a new program for undergraduate study beginning Fall 2006 leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Nursing. The program is designed to prepare students for a career in nursing. This is a four-year program beginning in the freshman year. Transfer students will be considered for admission beginning with Fall 2008.

This program will focus upon managing both individuals and population-based cohorts within an acute care hospital or medical center. Conceptually, the curriculum has been developed according to the principles of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention; moving from a systems, population-based approach, to a cohort-based or unit-based perspective, and culminating with an intense focus on the individual-level of care. Graduates of the program will be well-prepared to deal with the demands of the present day high acuity patient populations and sophisticated technological environments. Pending approval by the California Board of Registered Nursing, graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) to be certified as an RN after completion of the program.

Requirements

School of Nursing in the General Catalog
School of Nursing website

Contact Information

School of Nursing
sonsaff@sonnet.ucla.edu
310-825-7181
2-137 Factor Building
Box 951702

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