Academic Catalog 2020-21

Nursing (BS) General Requirements

To be eligible for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree the student must have completed 124 semester units of which 56 units must be in Nursing. A student must have a minimum grade of ‘C+’ (2.3) in nursing coursework (NURS/NURL). Minimum passing grade in nursing prerequisite and corequisite courses is ‘C’ (2.0) with the exception of Human Anatomy and Human Physiology where the minimum pass grade is a ‘B’ (3.0). Students must earn at least a 3.25 GPA in the prerequisite courses and overall to be admitted to the program. Students cannot repeat previously passed prerequisite courses in order to raise their GPA. Prerequisites in chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and microbiology must be taken within the past five years. Students who fail ('C-' or below) more than one class required for the nursing major (i.e., prerequisite, corequisite, or nursing courses) are disqualified from the nursing program. For transfer students, failed courses that were taken more than five years prior to DUC matriculation are disregarded. However, failed courses taken within five years of matriculation apply to the progression policies of the nursing department. During the Senior year, nursing students are required to complete a project that is based on research and that addresses a current issue or health problem related to professional nursing practice. At least 28 of the student's last 36 units prior to degree conferral must be completed at Dominican. 

Nursing Major BS Requirements

Additional courses may be needed in Math and Chemistry as determined by placement assessment.

To be eligible for progression into the Nursing Program, students must fulfill the criteria listed below.

Prerequisite Courses:

BIO 2500Human Anatomy

3.00 units

BIO 2505Human Anatomy Lab

1.00 unit

BIO 2600Human Physiology

3.00 units

BIO 2605Human Physiology Lab

1.00 unit

CHEM 1600Chemistry for Health Sciences

3.00 units

CHEM 1605Chemistry for Health Science Lab

1.00 unit

EC 1000Effective Communication 1: Verbal and Visual Literacies

4.00 units

PSY 1100Introduction to Psychology

4.00 units

CORENursing approved courses within Civic Knowledge and Engagement Category

4.00 units

Total Credit Hours:24

*NOTE: Transfer students may substitute Sociology or Cultural Anthropology to meet the Nursing Prerequisite requirement but not necessarily the CORE Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.

Non-Nursing Courses

BIO 3450Nutrition for Disease Prevention and Treatment

3.00 units

BIO 3455Nutrition for Disease Prevention and Treatment Lab

1.00 unit

BIO 3600Microbiology for Health Sciences

3.00 units

BIO 3605Microbiology for Health Sciences Lab

1.00 unit

EC 2000Effective Communication 2: Rhetoric and Research

4.00 units

PSY 3187Statistics for Health & Behavioral Sciences

4.00 units

COREAny course from Examined Life Category

4.00 units

Total Credit Hours:20

Lower Division Nursing Courses:

NURS 2002Nursing Fundamentals

4.00 units

NURL 2002Nursing Fundamentals Lab

0.00 units

NURS 2014Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

4.00 units

NURL 2014Health Assessment Across the Lifespan Lab

0.00 units

NURS 2040Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I

4.00 units

NURS 2050Medical-Surgical Nursing I

4.00 units

NURL 2050Medical-Surgical Nursing I Lab

0.00 units

NURS 2150Geriatric Foundations

4.00 units

NURL 2150Geriatric Foundations Lab

0.00 units

Total Credit Hours:20

Upper Division Nursing Courses:

NURS 3040Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II

2.00 units

NURS 3100Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing

4.00 units

NURL 3100Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing Lab

0.00 units

NURL 3101Child and Family Nursing Lab

0.00 units

NURS 3105Medical-Surgical Nursing II

4.00 units

NURL 3105Medical-Surgical Nursing II Lab

0.00 units

NURS 3106Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

4.00 units

NURL 3106Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Lab

0.00 units

NURS 3120NCLEX-RNPreparation I

1.00 unit

NURS 4100Medical-Surgical Nursing III

4.00 units

NURL 4100Medical-Surgical Nursing III Lab

0.00 units

NURS 4120NCLEX-RN Preparation II

1.00 unit

NURS 4150Community Health and Nursing

4.00 units

NURL 4150Community Health and Nursing Lab

0.00 units

NURS 4200Leadership and Nursing Care Management

5.00 units

NURL 4200Leadership and Nursing Care Management Lab

0.00 units

NURS 4500Nursing Research and Senior Thesis

4.00 units

Total Credit Hours:37

Honors Student Nursing Requirements:

NURS 4998Honors: Directed Research II

1.00 unit

* NOTE: NURS 4500 units pending BRN approval.

* NOTE: NURS 4998 Honors requirement Only

Total Credit Hours: 101-102