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SDSU-School of Nursing

Plan of Study Options

First Bachelor's Degree Option: For students who are obtaining their first bachelor's degree


  • 1. Upper Division General Education (Explorations) 9 units
    • Pattern options: 1) ABC, 2) BBC, or 3)BCC
    • At least one must be a cultural diversity course as designated by an * in the general catalog. The catalog is online.
    • These are available online or on-campus & can be taken any semester (Summer, Fall or Spring), prior to graduation
  • Group A: Natural Sciences
  • Group B: Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Group C: Humanities
  • 2. Writing Placement Assessment (WPA)
    • Pass=10 or above (This test must be taken at least once during the first semester admitted. You can take it TWICE!)
    • 8-9 = (1 upper division writing course) with a C or better
    • 7 and lower = (2 classes) Rhetoric & Writing Studies 280 AND an upper division writing course such as RWS 305, with C or better
    • 5 and lower - (3 classes) prior to graduation
    • Free online tutorials and on-campus workshops are available. Preparation is key!
  • 3. RN-BS in Nursing Courses (26 units) + 15 units of credit are granted once proof of RN license is received.
  • NUR 312 (3U) Professional Nursing
  • NUR 307 (3U) Nursing Reserach
  • NUR 320 & L (4U) Health Assessment
  • *The above courses are pre-requisite courses for the clinical courses below
  • NUR 415 & L (5U) Community Health
  • NUR 458 & L (5U) Leadership & Management
  • NUR 400 & L (6U) Complex, High Acuity Patients
  • 4. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE: Must be completed prior to graduation
  • Total Units Required for the Degree: 120
  • (70 from ADRN + 50 from SDSU: We give 15 units for NCLEX, which leaves 35 units of actual coursework (26 RN-BS & 9 from GE)

Second Bachelor's Degree Option: For students who have a previous bachelor's degree in another field

  • RN-BS in Nursing Courses (26 units) + 15 units of credit are granted once proof of RN license is received.
  • NUR 312 (3U) Professional Nursing
  • NUR 307 (3U) Nursing Research
  • NUR 320 & L (4U) Health Assessment
  • The above courses are pre-requisite courses for the clinical courses below.
  • NUR 415 & L (5U) Community Health
  • NUR 458 & L (5U) Leadership & Management
  • NUR 400 & L (6U) Complex, High Acuity Patients
  • Total Units Required for the Degree: 26