A Leader in the Making

Key Information

  • This is a traditional, four-year program beginning in the freshman year. A limited number of transfer students are accepted annually.
  • Graduates of the BS program are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) to be licensed as a registered nurse (RN) and may apply for the Public Health Nursing Certificate from the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • The BS program is a UCLA-certified capstone major. During the last clinical course in the fourth year, each student plans and implements a Clinically-based Scholarly Project designed to improve the system of care provided to patients and their families. 
  • Students successfully completing the BS requirements also acquire an educational foundation for entry into the master’s program that prepares nurses for advanced practice roles.