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Nursing - BSN

Offered: On Campus Apply

The BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Pre-Licensure program is for freshman and transfer students who need to complete prerequisite courses or may be ready to apply to the Nursing major but are not licensed nurses.

Students will be equipped to be compassionate health care providers and leaders in the Nursing profession. On campus, students will receive simulated training in two state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Labs opened in fall 2015 and fall 2017 respectively.

Students take part in clinical training at leading partner health care facilities including Global Health Medical Center, St. Joseph Health, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Orange County. Following completion of the bachelor’s program, these students will sit for the NCLEX-RN exam to become licensed nurses.

Since launching our first nursing program in 2006, we have been a center of excellence in Christian nursing education that integrates our University values of truth, virtue and service. Vanguard Nursing Program alumni leave committed to compassionate, holistic patient care – mind, body and spirit.

We offer two pathways to the BSN Pre-Licensure Degree

  • Pre-Nursing for first-time freshmen and transfer students who need to complete prerequisite courses.
  • Nursing for transfer students (current Vanguard undergraduates or transfers from other institutions) who have completed prerequisites and are ready to apply into the Nursing major. *

* The BSN Pre-Licensure program will be offered pending full approval from the state Board of Registered Nursing. Program review is scheduled for April 2018 to begin fall 2018.

Check out our other Nursing programs that may be the fit for you.

Accreditations

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
West Coast Science
Western Association of Schools & Colleges
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Annette Callis, PhD

Annette Callis, PhD

Associate Professor of Nursing, MSN Coordinator of Off-Site Program
Julie De la O

Julie De la O

Admissions Counselor
Amanda Firestone, MSN

Amanda Firestone, MSN

Assistant Director of BSN
Itzel Murillo, BA

Itzel Murillo, BA

Student Success Coordinator, Administrative Assistant
Terri Quinones, MS

Terri Quinones, MS

Nursing Student Services Coordinator
Mary Wickman, PhD

Mary Wickman, PhD

Director of Nursing Program; Professor of Nursing, Interim Dean of Graduate Programs
Julia Wilson, DNP

Julia Wilson, DNP

Chair of RBSN Nursing, Associate Professor of Nursing

A Sampling of Nursing (B.S.N.) Courses

NRS 350

Nursing Care of the Adult and Older Adult I

Nursing Care of the Adult and Older Adult I

This course focuses on evidence-based concepts, clinical experiences, and applying the nursing process in the provision of optimal care for the adult and older adult patient. An emphasis is placed on the care of the adult and older adult with acute and chronic health problems across a variety of practice settings. Students will have opportunity to learn and practice skills associated with moderately complex health needs. Concurrent clinical experiences (135 hours) will be spent in simulated, community-based, and acute care environments.

NRS 400

Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Adult and Older Adult

Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Adult and Older Adult

This course provides evidence-based concepts and clinical experiences in caring for the critically and emergently ill adult and older adult. The nursing process will be applied in the care of patients with multi-system organ disease, complex disease states, and trauma. The student will examine the role of the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team and aspects of caring for patients at end-of-life. Concurrent clinical experiences (135 hours) will be spent in simulated and acute care settings.

NRS 420

Nursing Care of the Child and Adolescent

Nursing Care of the Child and Adolescent

This course provides evidence-based concepts and clinical experiences in caring for the infant, child, and adolescent experiencing acute and chronic illness. Issues of child abuse and neglect will be explored. The nursing process is integrated in providing age-appropriate care and advocating for infants, children, adolescents, and families. Focuses on collaboration with the child, family, and other members of the health care team in promoting health and adaptation to illness. Concurrent clinical experiences (90 hours) will be spent in simulated, community-based, and acute care environments.

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