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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 St. Jude Medical Center, Orange County Global Medical Center, St. Joseph Health, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange Coast Memorial, Anaheim Global Medical Center, and South Coast Global Medical Center. 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.

Pre-Licensure Program Curriculum

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 baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Vanguard University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Click here to view all Vanguard Nursing program offerings.

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Faculty & Staff

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Tara Amendola


Annette Callis

Associate Professor of Nursing, MSN Coordinator of Off-Site Program

Michelle Cavalieri

Michele Connella

Nursing Pre-Licensure

Kimberly Cook

Nurse Health Practitioner

Terry Cottle

Nursing Pre-Licensure

Nahid Ghazaee

Nursing Pre-Licensure

Jade Kay

Associate Professor of Nursing

Lydia Kim

Administrative Assistant

Gina Lauritis

Nursing Pre-Licensure

Emmanuel Legaspi

Nursing Pre-Licensure

Rebecca Lowen

Nursing Pre-Licensure

Susan Morales

Nursing Pre-Licensure

Yanet Moran

Nursing Pre-Licensure

Itzel Murillo

Mrs. Terri Quinones


Maria Ransil

Nursing Pre-Licensure

Megan Schleh

Nursing Administrative Assistant

Terry Taylor

Nursing Pre-Licensure

Katherine Tong


A Sampling of Nursing (BSN) Courses

Nursing Care of the Adult and Older Adult I

Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Adult and Older Adult

Nursing Care of the Child and Adolescent

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