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NURS 620 Bridge Course for Advanced Entry Students

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Registered Nursing

The courses NURS 211, 212, 221, 222, 225, 231, 232, 235, 241, 242, 245, 620, 815, 816, 817, 818, and 819 are open only to those students accepted in the Associate Degree Nursing Program (see Index: Nursing, A. S. Degree for admission requirements). A grade of C or higher is necessary for progression in the sequence. Upon graduation, the candidate receives an Associate in Science degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX).

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This bridge course is designed for students who have been accepted into the CSM Nursing Program at an advanced entry point. Students for whom this course is appropriate include returning students, transfer students, LVNs, and international RNs. This course will also help students adjust to CSM’s RN program, develop a learning profile, meet other students, and build a support network. The course will also provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate competency in adult physical assessment, in a timed Medication Dosage Calculation Test and in Oral Medication Administration.

Units: 2
Degree Credit
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU