Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The nursing profession is concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family. It is a profession which believes in the prevention of illness, caring for those who are acutely ill, and helping people with long term rehabilitative problems to live in the healthiest way possible. Nursing is both a science and an art. It has its foundation in biophysical and behavioral humanistic sciences, as well as in specific nursing practice skills and techniques.
Students in the nursing program are provided opportunities to acquire knowledge from the natural and social sciences, to develop critical thinking and professional decision-making abilities, to utilize current research in the application of the nursing process, to develop leadership potential and accountability in their professional practice, to become aware of the emerging roles of the professional nurse and of the social forces and trends affecting health and health care systems, and to learn to balance professional and personal growth and values.
Nurses are in demand throughout the country and are needed in acute care hospitals, community health agencies, outreach programs, public schools, health maintenance organizations, and clinics, which serve underprivileged, minority, and rural populations. Career opportunities are particularly good for minority, bilingual/bicultural persons.
PLEASE NOTE- Course and graduation requirements for all SDSU programs change periodically. Official requirements are always current in the PRINTED university catalogs. An online version of the catalog is available for quick reference only, however current students must always reference the PRINTED catalogs. Copies are available in the bookstore.
It is the student's responsibility to become familiar with the
policies and procedures in the university general catalog and and BSN Student Handbook.