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2018-2019 Catalog 
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(The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW Suite 539, Washington, DC 20036).

Nursing is the art and science of care for individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings. The discipline of nursing integrates the life, social and behavioral sciences with general education, nursing theory and clinical courses to produce a graduate capable of functioning autonomously as a member of a multidisciplinary team, managing and coordinating personnel, services, resources and data in addition to providing patient care.

The CI graduate nurse seeks solutions to societal health needs and problems, understanding demographics and disparities in healthcare, ethical concerns and global perspectives in the practice of professional nursing at the generalist level.


The BSN prepares graduates for acute care, specialty units, public health, home health, extended core, assisted living, ambulatory, emergency, managed care, case management, occupational health and nursing management, staff development, and nursing education.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the requirements for a B.S. degree in Nursing will be able to:

  1. Complete a liberal education that creates a critical thinker who demonstrates intellectual curiosity, rational inquiry and the ability to problem solve.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes in leadership, quality improvement, patient safety in order to provide high quality healthcare.
  3. Integrate evidence of current best practice in the professional nurse as provider of care, teacher, patient advocate, designer/coordinator of care and member of the profession in a variety of settings.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding information technology, information systems and communication devices that support safe nursing practice.
  5. Identify and participate in the change techniques in healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments, including local, state national and global healthcare trends.
  6. Apply effective inter-professional communication and collaboration with health professionals to provide high quality and safe patient centered care.
  7. Identify and evaluate population health issues by focusing on health promotion, disease and injury prevention across & throughout the life span including assisting individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.
  8. Practice core values within an ethical and legal framework for the nursing profession.
  9. Plan and provide culturally competent nursing care to patients at various levels including individual, families, groups, communities and populations across the life span and the continuum of healthcare environments and populations.
  10. Demonstrate effective communication skills conveying accurate information in oral, written and presentation formats.   


Karen Jensen, RN, Ph.D.
Director and Professor of Nursing
Nursing Program Academic Advisor
Manzanita Hall, Room 1204
(805) 437-3150

Barbara Thorpe, RN, Ed.D.
Director RN to BSN
Solano Hall, Room 1171
(805) 437-8421

LaSonya Davis- Smith DNP, APRN, FNP
Assistant Professor
Solano Hall 1176
(805) 437-3878

Jaime Hannans, RN,  Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Solano 1172

Colleen Nevins, RN, DNP
Assistant Professor
Manzanita 1206

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