Freshmen will be assigned to Nursing Track 1 or Track 2 in late fall or early spring of their first year at SDSU. Students will continue in their Track throughout the program unless there is an approved reason for a break in progress. The curriculum is designed to be completed in four years.
In addition to the nursing-specific coursework, all candidates for a degree in applied arts and sciences must complete the requirements listed in the “Graduation Requirements” section of the SDSU General Catalog.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Applies an integrated liberal educational experience in personal and professional
- Demonstrates the central professional value of caring by delivering compassionate, safe,
appropriate and culturally sensitive care.
- Consistently uses communication, assessment, contextual knowledge, clinical reasoning,
and evidence in the delivery of nursing care.
- Demonstrates accountability for professional values and standards of nursing practice in a
variety of settings among diverse populations.
- Accepts responsibility for professional growth and learning in consonance with the
emerging roles of the nurses in a changing society.
- Demonstrates effective collaboration skills when interacting with patient families,
populations, and interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
- Demonstrates leadership within local, national, and global healthcare.
- Develops an awareness of, participates in, and/or advocates for social, economic, and
political issues that affect healthcare.
All BS in Nursing students (including incoming freshmen students, continuing SDSU students, transfer students, second bachelor’s degree students, and RN to BS students) are required to participate in a pre-approved international experience to increase awareness of cross-cultural issues, global health, economic, political, cultural, social services, and health challenges experienced by local populations in international environments. Students participate in residence for two or more weeks (exemption from the study abroad portion of the requirement must be approved by the dean of the college based on serious and compelling life events or physical limitations; a relevant course will be substituted). Specific details can be found on the CHHS Undergraduate International Experience web site.
To meet the international experience requirement, majors must complete one of the following:
- A CSU Study Abroad Program;
- An SDSU Exchange Program;
- An SDSU Study Abroad Program;
- An SDSU Study Travel Program;
- OR one course selected from:
- Health and Human Services 290 or 350;
- Asian Studies 490;
- Education 450;
- General Studies 450;
- International Security and Conflict Resolution 450;
- Latin American Studies 320, 450, or 550;
- Political Science 450;
- Science 350