This is a traditional, four-year program beginning in the freshman year. A limited number of transfer students are accepted annually.
Graduates of the BS program are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) to be licensed as a registered nurse (RN) and may apply for the Public Health Nursing Certificate from the California Board of Registered Nursing.
The BS program is a UCLA-certified capstone major. During the last clinical course in the fourth year, each student plans and implements a Clinically-based Scholarly Project designed to improve the system of care provided to patients and their families.
Students successfully completing the BS requirements also acquire an educational foundation for entry into the master’s program that prepares nurses for advanced practice roles.