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National University BS Nursing

2021 – 2022
Advising Information
College of the Canyons and National University

  • • The need for registered nurses is strong and growing, and encouraged in part by an Institute of Medicine landmark report on The Future of Nursing, which called for increasing the number of nurses with bachelor’s degrees in the workforce to 80% and doubling the population nurses with doctorates.
    • A BSN prepares registered nurses to assume greater responsibility in today’s complex healthcare environment.
    • Students develop critical thinking, communication, and therapeutic nursing skills within the framework of multicultural nursing.
    • Graduates of the program are prepared to manage the nursing care of a culturally diverse population in a variety of settings.
    • Accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). 
  • Ryan McGill, Center Director
    National University Oxnard Campus
    (818) 932-2461

    National University, Oxnard Campus
    1000 Town Center Drive
    Oxnard, CA 93036
    (818) 932-2461 (Admissions Office)

    Financial Aid Advisors
    (818) 932-2472 or 2473

  • GPA
    o 2.0 cumulative GPA from all regionally accredited institutions attended is required

    o Students must submit official transcripts for all colleges/universities attended.
    o Students with less than 60 semester units through transfer must submit high school transcripts.

    o $277.50 per quarter unit including the 25% COC tuition scholarship.
    o Standard tuition rate $370 p/quarter unit.
    o Total cost dependent on # of transfer units

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Term 2021 - 2022
Duration BSN Major - One year (Total length dependent on # of transfer units)
Costs Undergraduate Tuition: $277.50 p/quarter unit - includes COC 25% tuition scholarship (Total cost dependent on # of transfer units)
Format Accelerated 1 Course Per Month (4-Weeks); Hybrid Format – Online assignments with
courses meeting 1 night per week and 1 Saturday per month (5 onsite meetings p/month) at COC/UCEN.
Scholarships COC Tuition Scholarship: 25% scholarship per class, per month; Students save $407 per class by taking NU classes onsite at the COC/UCEN location.
Units 120 semester units or 180 quarter units are required to earn a bachelor’s degree
General Education CSU or IGETC GE Certifications are highly recommended to meet general education
(GE) requirements. Additional GE coursework may be needed in the absence of CSU/IGETC GE Certification. 67 S/Units Minimum Required.
Additional Information
Students must hold a current RN License and/or enrolled in a community college ADN program (Dual Enrollment). Students currently enrolled in an ADN program may begin the NU/BSN coursework prior to earning an RN license through Dual Enrollment.

Nursing Major Courses  COC Course Equivalency 11 Courses , 32 S/Units
SOC 350 Cultural Diversity* No course equivalency  3
HTM 310 Health Informatics No course equivalency


NSG 303 Professional Issues for RNs No course equivalency


BST 322 Introduction to Biomedical Statistics No course equivalency


NSG 443 Evidenced Based Practice No course equivalency


NSG 442 NSG Leadership and Management No course equivalency


NSG 422A NSG Leadership and Management Practicum No course equivalency


NSG 444 Community Population NSG No course equivalency


NSG 444A Community Population Practicum No course equivalency


NSG 447 Quality Improvement No course equivalency


NSG 447A Quality Improvement Practicum No course equivalency


NCLEX Academic Credit (21 S/Units)

21 S/Units)

Students earn 21 semester units or 31.5 quarter units of upper division credit towards the NU/BSN degree program with the passage of the NCLEX exam, satisfying the upper division degree requirements.

* Satisfies upper division GE requirement