The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing program is not an Accelerated BSN program. Due to the sequencing of clinical courses, the duration of the program is 6 semesters (3 academic years). Transfer students are assigned by the School of Nursing to Track 1 or Track 2 for their plan of study. Students will continue in their Track throughout the duration of program unless there is an approved reason for a break in progress.
SDSU Graduation Requirements
In addition to completing 55 units of Nursing coursework, students are also required to meet the University’s Graduation Requirements (pdf) which includes 9 upper-division units in Explorations and an International Experience Requirement (see below).
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