The UCLA School of Nursing Prelicensure program for undergraduate study leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Nursing began in Fall of 2006. The B.S. Prelicensure program is designed to prepare students for a career in nursing. This is a four-year program beginning in the freshman year.
This program focuses on managing both individuals and population-based cohorts within an acute care hospital or medical center. Conceptually, the curriculum has been developed according to the principles of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention; moving from a systems, population-based approach, to a cohort-based or unit-based perspective, and culminating with an intense focus on the individual-level of care. Graduates of the program will be well-prepared to deal with the demands of the present day high acuity patient populations and sophisticated technological environments. The program provides an B.S. degree with a major in Nursing and eligibility to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) to be licensed as a registered nurse (R.N.) after completion of the program.
Students successfully completing the B.S. degree also acquire an educational foundation for entry into the master's program that prepares nurses for clinical practice for the hospital or advanced practice nurses for roles as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and administrators in primary and acute care.
After completing the B.S. program, graduates are able to: