Additional Policies: Registered Nurse and Students Transferring from RNPrograms 1. Applicants must meet one or more of the following criteria: a. Hold current licensure in the United States. b. Be a graduate of a regionally accredited program. c. Be a student in a regionally accredited program. 2. All Level III courses must be taken. Admis­ sion into Level III classes is contingent on successful completion of all Level I and II challenges. The following courses may be challenged:205, 206,330,340,350,360. 1. The applicant must hold current registra­ tion in the United States. Graduates of re­ gionally accredited nursing programs in the process of obtaining licensure will be admitted on provisional status. 2. The applicants may take the 30 unit curricu­ lum or the transfer-challenge curriculum. Additional Policies: Licensed Vocational Nurse Option I: Thirty Unit Curriculum 1. This option permits the L.V.N. to take nursing and related science courses in order to qualify for the California regis­ tered nurse licensing examination. Trans­ fer into the degree program is possible. 2. The applicant's portfolio will be evaluated on an individual basis. Academic credit earned in regionally accredited institutions of high­ er education for comparable prelicensure courses will be accepted for transfer. 3. The following courses must be complet­ ed prior to taking the R.N. licensure ex­ amination: *Biology 281 Physiology ......... .... .4 units *Biology 282 Microbiology .. ...... . .4 units Nursing 300 Professional Nursing Seminar................... ....... 3 units Nursing 320 Directed Individual Studies (Geriatrics) ... ... .... ......................3 units Nursing 330 Advanced Nursing of the Client/Family........... ... .... ... ..... ....5 units Nursing 340 Nursing of the Client/Family with Complex Mental Health Problems ......... .4 units Nursing 450 Leadership/Management in Nursing ................. ....... ..........7 units 30 units *Transfer credit will be granted. Option II: Transfer-Challenge 1. Nursing 205 and 206 must be challenged in sequence. 2. Level TI courses may be challenged based on individual portfolio evaluation. All Level III courses must be taken.

6. Transfer-challenge students who have met prerequisites comparable to the generic students will have equal access for open spaces in all nursing courses. 7. It is recommended that the required non­ nursing prerequisites are completed as outlined in the standard curriculum chart for the nursing major before entering clini­ cal nursing courses (except 30 unit option). Transfer credit for non-nursing courses will be granted by the Registrar's Office as indi­ cated in the university catalog. If a given nursing course from a regionally accredit­ ed nursing program is comparable in con­ tent and level to a given course offered by the Drpartment of Baccalaureate Nursing, transfer credit will be granted. 8. All candidates will participate in a transi­ tion seminar course (NURS 300: Professional Nursing Seminar) designed to facilitate socialization into baccalaure­ ate professional nursing. This course must be successfully completed prior to enrollment in any clinical nursing course. 9. All transfer-challenge students must suc­ cessfully complete Nursing 310 (Behav­ ioral Concepts for Nursing Practice). Comparable courses will be evaluated for transfer credit. 10.Students receiving financial assistance may need to take 12 units while they are challenging nursing courses. 11.Following notification of acceptance into the Department of Nursing, the candi­ date may begin the challenge process. The process consists of examination with theory and clinical components. Contact the Department of Nursing for specific details. 12. Prior to going to the clinical agency, all challenge students must have a current CPR certificate. The Department of Nursing health form required of all nursing majors must be submitted prior to clinical challenge and admission to clinical nursing courses. This is neccessary for Biola to meet agancy contract requirements. 13. Candidates for the challenge process have the option of scheduling the exami­ nations in such a way that if unsuccess­ ful, subsequent enrollment in the course is possible. 14.Course credit will be granted upon suc­ cessful completion of the challenge exam. Courses may be challenged one time only. (C*) denotes that a class can

be challenged for the units listed. 15.Specific policies related to R.N.'s,

L.V.N.'s or L.P.N.'s follow. Transfer chal­ lenge students from other nursing pro­ grams or other health profession back­ grounds will be evaluated individually.

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