Jun 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, B.S.N. - 120 units

Summary of Units:

Prerequisite Requirements 28
Lower Division Major Requirements 30
Upper Division Major Requirements 29
Supporting Requirements 12
Additional General Education and Graduation Requirements 21
Total Units 120

Track I of the nursing program uses the cohort model of class scheduling and requires full time enrollment. Students move as a group through the designated nursing courses in sequence. Courses are designed so that 200-level courses are prerequisite to 300-level nursing courses and so on.

For information about the application process for the nursing program, please visit their website at https://nursing.csuci.edu, or email them at nursing@csuci.edu.

Criteria for Program Continuance

  1. Nursing majors must attain grades of “C” or better in all required nursing and non-nursing courses. Required nursing courses for which the student earns less than a grade of C may be repeated once with instructor consent, but only on a space available basis.
  2. Students in the nursing major must maintain good academic standing. Students on academic probation are not permitted to enroll in a nursing course until the probation has been removed.
  3. Admission and continued enrollment in California State University Channel Island nursing programs are contingent on drug screening results that are consistent with California Board of Registered Nursing guidelines for safe nursing practice.

Prerequisite Requirements - 28 units

Completion of all nursing major prerequisite courses or their equivalents


  1. Suggested free electives: NRS 342  /PSY 342  , NRS 354  , NRS 356 .
  2. For BS Nursing major only, both American Institutions courses are allowed to double-count with GE Area D.
  3. Second baccalaureate Nursing students will not need to complete GE Areas A-E and American Institutions Requirements.

General Education and Graduation Requirements - B.S.

To graduate, students must complete a minimum of 120 units (27 units must be upper division), including the following General Education Requirements  (GE) and Graduation Requirements   not met within the major: