The Department of Nursing offers a program that leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). The degree requires a minimum of 125 semester units, and the nursing curriculum sequence covers six semesters.
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and the California Public Health Nurse Certificate. The program is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the National League for Nursing.
High school students preparing for a career in nursing should take biology, chemistry, and additional college preparatory courses required for CSU admission.
What You Can Earn
Public School Teacher
$52,085 (in our region)
$93,652 (in our region)
$68,040 (in our region)
Source: HR Reported data from salary.com as of December 2012
Interesting Classes You Might Take
- Nursing of the Childrearing Family
- Critical Care Assessment
- Concepts of Community Health Nursing
- Health Appraisal
What You Can Learn
- An understanding of the principles underlying the techniques, procedures, and activities required while caring for clients with common health conditions
- A knowledge of health assessment, communication skills, and noninvasive nursing procedures in the care of elderly patients
- The nurses' role as a teacher in the health care setting
- The application of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention in the community with individuals, families, and groups
About the College
The College of Health and Human Services offers a broad range of fully accredited post-secondary and graduate educational programs to more than 2100 students each year. The College includes the Departments of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies, Gerontology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Recreation Administration, and Social Work Education.
Residents and communities in the Central California region continue to face serious issues within the health and human service environment that will require continuing generations of well-prepared health and human service professionals.
College Contact Information
2345 E. San Ramon
Fresno CA 93740-8031
Phone: (559) 278-4004
FAX: (559) 278-4437
Department Contact Information
Department of Nursing
California State University, Fresno
2345 E. San Ramon M/S MH25
Fresno CA 93740-8031
McLane Hall Room 190
Phone: (559) 278-2041
FAX: (559) 278-6360