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University Transfer Program
60 – 70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

The College of San Mateo Nursing Program provides students with opportunities for learning at the College, local hospitals, and related health agencies. Clinical practice begins early in the first semester. Upon graduation, the candidate receives an Associate in Science degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam(NCLEX). The graduate is also eligible to transfer to a four-year nursing program.

Nursing (AS) Requirements

Major Requirements
Core Required Courses: 78.5-79.5 units Units
NURS 211 Introduction to Nursing 4.5 units
NURS 212 Concepts of Homeostasis in Nursing 4.5 units
NURS 221 Pediatric Nursing 4.5 units
NURS 222 Maternity Nursing 4.5 units
NURS 225 Nursing Skills Lab II 0.5 units
NURS 231 Psychiatric Nursing 5 units
NURS 232 Medical/Surgical Nursing 5 units
NURS 235 Nursing Skills Lab III 0.5 units
NURS 241 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing 5 units
NURS 242 Leadership/Management in Nursing 5 units
NURS 245 Nursing Skills Lab IV 0.5 units
NURS 816 Open Lab for Nursing 211/212 0.5 units
NURS 817 Open Lab for Nursing 221/222 0.5 units
NURS 818 Open Lab for Nursing 231/232 0.5 units
NURS 819 Open Lab for Nursing 241/242 0.5 units
MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra 5 units
OR
MATH 122 Intermediate Algebra I 3 units
AND
MATH 123 Intermediate Algebra II 3 units
CHEM 410 Health Science Chemistry I 4 units
BIOL 240 General Microbiology 4 units
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
BIOL 260 Human Physiology 5 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
OR
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 units
OR
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
OR
COMM 140 Small Group Communication 3 units
OR
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
ENGL 100 Composition and Reading 3 units
Pre-admissions Major requirements 37–38 units Units
MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra 5 units
OR
MATH 122 Intermediate Algebra I 3 units
AND
MATH 123 Intermediate Algebra II 3 units
CHEM 410 Health Science Chemistry I 4 units
BIOL 240 General Microbiology 4 units
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
BIOL 260 Human Physiology 5 units
ENGL 100 Composition and Reading 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
OR
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 units
OR
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
OR
COMM 140 Small Group Communication 3 units
OR
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
Other Major requirements once accepted into the program 41.5 units Units
NURS 211 Introduction to Nursing 4.5 units
NURS 212 Concepts of Homeostasis in Nursing 4.5 units
NURS 221 Pediatric Nursing 4.5 units
NURS 222 Maternity Nursing 4.5 units
NURS 225 Nursing Skills Lab II 0.5 units
NURS 231 Psychiatric Nursing 5 units
NURS 232 Medical/Surgical Nursing 5 units
NURS 235 Nursing Skills Lab III 0.5 units
NURS 241 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing 5 units
NURS 242 Leadership/Management in Nursing 5 units
NURS 245 Nursing Skills Lab IV 0.5 units
NURS 816 Open Lab for Nursing 211/212 0.5 units
NURS 817 Open Lab for Nursing 221/222 0.5 units
NURS 818 Open Lab for Nursing 231/232 0.5 units
NURS 819 Open Lab for Nursing 241/242 0.5 units
Students interested in an LVN upgrade must attend an in person information session on one of the dates noted on the nursing department website. Students who wish to transfer into the nursing program or challenge nursing courses should call the Nursing Department. To comply with SB 139, students accepted into the nursing program who have completed a bachelor’s degree at a college or university in the United States that is accredited by an agency approved by the SMCCCD do not need to complete CSM prescribed general education courses.
Requirements for R.N. Licensing Exam: 1. Graduation from high school or equivalent 2. All major requirements listed under pre-admissions and major. 3. If an individual has been convicted of a crime, he or she should contact the Board of Registered Nursing regarding eligibility for licensure. Candidates are reviewed on a case by case basis.
Units
Total Required Major Units: 78.5 - 79.5

And required General Education coursework required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.