Bachelor of Science Degree - Nursing

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Evaluate and apply evidence-based research to clinical practice
  • Appraise protective and predictive factors, including genetics, which influence the health of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations
  • Develop and implement creative strategies to enable systems to change
  • Negotiate and resolve conflicts to support professional, positive working relationships
  • Utilize intra- and inter-professional resources to resolve ethical and other practice dilemmas
  • Assess and fully utilize sophisticated healthcare information management systems to maximize patient outcomes

Completion Worksheet

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Degree Requirements

Course No. Course Name Credits
Prerequisite Requirement

Associate degree in nursing from a regionally
accredited institution
(Must include at least 35 quarter credits in nursing.)

  • Current unrestricted licensure as nurse in WA
    state. Students in final year of an associate-degree
    nursing program may be admitted, but must take
    and pass the NCLEX prior to clinical placement.
    Successful passing of NCLEX is equivalent to 45
    college credits.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all college courses
  • Minimum grade of 2.0 in all required courses for associate degree in nursing

General Education Requirements (15-20 Credits)

ANTH& 235 Cross-Cultural Medicine 5
ECON 315 Economics of Healthcare 5
PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics 5
Approved humanities course, if not transferred in 5

Nursing Core Courses (29 Credits)

NURS 301 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice 3
NURS 310 Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing 5
NURS 366 Nursing Ethics 1
NURS 390 Nursing Management 3
NURS 401 Nursing Leadership 3
NURS 410 Community and Public Health Nursing 5
NURS 411 Community and Public Health Clinical I 2
NURS 412 Community and Public Health Nursing Clinical II 3
NURS 490 Senior Portfolio 1
NURS 450 Health Information Technology 3

Choice of Practicum (3-5 Credits)

NURS 350 Perspectives in Global Health 5
NURS 402 Leadership Practicum 3
NURS 451 Nursing Health Information Technology Practicum 3
Grand Total 182-187


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is a self-support program and therefore does not follow the upper division tuition schedule published in the catalog and schedule. These courses are not eligible for tuition waivers.

Basic Graduation Requirements

A complete description of the required curriculum is shown above. In addition to eligibility requirements, students must achieve the following:

  • Complete a total of at least 180 applicable college-level quarter credits (including the 90 credits required for admission to the degree program)
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the general program and concentration requirements
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework applied to the degree, including credits transferred from other colleges
  • Complete at least 45 quarter credits for the degree in residence at BC, of which 30 credits must be upper division

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000