Brandman University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) builds on your current experience and nursing practice skills, integrating them with new and innovative ways to think about the health care system. Emphasis is placed on patient-centered care, use of technology, improving outcomes, innovative leadership, and using evidence to base practice.
Entry Option 1:
The first entry option is for the nursing student or registered nurse who wants to apply to the RN to BSN option but has not completed all of the prerequisites with an earned minimum grade of B- in each course. This option allows students to complete one or more of the prerequisite courses at Brandman. Students entering through the first entry option must still meet all RN to BSN admission requirements to formally enter the RN to BSN program.
Entry Option 2:
The second entry option is for a student with an Associate Degree in Nursing who is a registered nurse or is scheduled to take the NCLEX exam and has completed all of the requirements for direct admission into the core nursing courses.
The RN to BSN program is delivered using a blend of: two, 4-day immersion sessions at the Irvine campus (one at the beginning, the other at the end); internships/clinical practice in hospitals, clinics and health centers near your home or work; and online lectures, demonstrations and exercises.
Who is this program for?
This program is designed for the registered nurse with an Associate degree who is ready to change the way health care is delivered to the patient.The program is also designed for seamless movement into Brandman’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, which together can be completed in as little as 4 years.
RN to BSN: 36 credits completed in one year full time