Sylvia Miller, Chair
McLane Hall, Room 190
Degrees and Programs Offered
BS in Nursing, B.S.N.
BS in Nursing - R.N.-B.S.N.
BS in Nursing, R.N.-B.S.N. - Continuing & Global Education
CRED in Health Services, Credential
DNP in Nursing, D.N.P.
MS in Nursing - Accelerated Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator, M.S.
MS in Nursing - Primary Care/Nurse Practitioner Option, M.S.
MS in Nursing - Primary Care/Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator, M.S.
MS in Nursing - Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, M.S.
MS in Nursing - Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, M.S.
PREB in Pre-Nursing
The mission of the School of Nursing is to offer quality nursing education to undergraduate and graduate nursing students. This education prepares nurses to make clinical decisions based on theory and research. As life-long learners, graduates are prepared to deliver quality health care for increasingly diverse populations. Graduates will lead, supervise, delegate, manage, and evaluate care outcomes, as well as demonstrate the ability to act as consumer advocates in promoting wellness and facilitating change.
The scope of nursing practice is changing significantly. The professional nurse uses theory and research-based knowledge to provide direct and indirect care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.
In the role as designer, manager, and coordinator of care, nurses collaborate with patients and interdisciplinary care teams.
Health Related Personnel. Medical corpsmen, psychiatric technicians, and others are eligible for credit by examination under the university’s policy as outlined in the current catalog. The curriculum is designed to emphasize theory-based practice in nursing and to provide the foundation for graduate study. While pursuing the degree, students are encouraged to select their area of interest. They are also encouraged to collaboratively care for patients in a variety of settings: acute care, critical care, long-term care, ambulatory care, and home care.
Policies and Procedures for B.S.N. Admission
Admission to the program is a two-step process: (1) admission to the university and (2) admission to the nursing major.
For fall entry all prerequisites must be completed by June and for spring entry all
prerequisites must be completed by the preceding fall semester. Applicants must meet
all criteria for admission to the university and to the nursing major. Students not
in the major may apply to the university as prenursing majors.
For faculty phone numbers and e-mail, see the campus directory.
For more on the faculty, see the faculty pages.
The faculty pages are updated by the department or program.
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