Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Program Description
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed for a person who is currently a Registered Nurse and is seeking to complete the requirements for an earned Bachelor of Science degree. The curriculum provides registered nurses with a better understanding of the ethical, cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery. Critical thinking, leadership, management, research, physical assessment, and health promotion across a variety of community-based healthcare settings is emphasized in the program. This program is offered online.

The philosophy of the Pacific College Nursing Department is to design holistic evidence-based programs that create a culture of inquiry that promotes the utilization of critical reasoning, technical and leadership skills to provide safe, quality patient care in a diverse world.

The Pacific College Nursing Program has adopted the following outcomes that are aligned with Professional Nursing Standards:

RN to BSN Program OutcomesClasses Providing OutcomesProfessional Nursing
Integrate the knowledge and values learned from a liberal education with the practical skills of nursing and apply them to safe patient care.NUR330, NUR340, NUR410, NUR435, NUR450, NUR455Essential I, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII (AACN);
QSEN 1, 3, 4, 5, 6;
IOM 1,2,3
Demonstrate written, verbal, non-verbal and emerging technology methods to communicate effectively across lifespan, culture, and members of the healthcare team.GE 330, GE 301, GE 302, NUR430, NUR435, NUR440, NUR455Essential I, IV, VI, VII, VIII , IX (AACN);
QSEN 1, 2, 4, 5, 6;
IOM 1, 2, 3, 5
Identify the roles, traits and contributions of the nurse in leadership, management, accountability and ethics in health care organizations across the continuum of care.NUR330, NUR415, NUR430, NUR435, NUR440, NUR460Essential II, V, VI, VIII (AACN);
QSEN 1, 2, 4, 5;
IOM 1,2
Demonstrate critical thinking skills used to analyze current nursing research and apply it to evidence based nursing practice to make collaborative decisions about safe patient care.NUR330, NUR340, NUR420, NUR427Essential I, III, VI, VII (AACN);
QSEN 3, 4, 5;
Develop nursing professionals practicing nursing within a legal/ethical framework that is responsive to the needs of the profession, community and self.NUR330, NUR415, NUR425, NUR445, NUR460Essential VII, VIII, IX (AACN);
QSEN 2, 4, 5;
IOM 1, 2, 3

The mission of the Pacific College Nursing Program is to provide students an evidence-based education that is reflective of their profession and community and prepares them for entry into professional nursing practice in today’s complex healthcare environment.

The student learning outcomes were developed based on professional nursing standards and guidelines from the following sources:

  • The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN)
  • Standards of Accreditation for Baccalaureate and Graduate Degree Nursing Programs (CCNE)
  • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Core Competencies (QSEN)
  • IOM- Institute of Medicine
  • California Nurse Practice Act
  • Public Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
  • American Nurses Association Standards of Professional Practice and Performance
  • ANA Nursing Administration Scope and Standards of Practice

Accreditation and Approvals