B.S. in Nursing
Program Review Reflections and Results
- The Nursing Program continues to provide a full BSN Degree program in two locations, in Alameda County at the Hayward Campus and in Contra Costa County at the Concord Campus. Approximately 120 nursing students graduate from the BSN program each year.
- The Nursing Program has a growing RN-BSN, and ADN-BSN program. This year (2013-2014) 145 students enrolled. The Nursing Program has developed a ADN-BSN Collaborative with 5 area community colleges for seamless transition from the ADN nursing programs to the BSN. The program continues to grow as more hospitals require the BSN for employment of RNs.
- The Nursing Program received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and renewed California Board of Registered Nursing ( BRN) accreditation 2011
- New Tenure Track faculty have been hired to the Nursing Program in 2012, 2013, and 2014 expanding the faculty expertise in Medical Surgical Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing.
- Faculty have received extensive training from national experts in Quality and Safety in Education of Nurses (QSEN) and support for integration of these competencies into the nursing curriculum. This is part of a national initiative to enhance quality and safety in nursing education.
- The Skills and Simulation Labs on both campuses were equipped with approximately $200,000 state-of-the art equipment (e.g., mannequins [low, mid, high-fidelity], computers to support electronic health recording charting and scanning). This enhances the integration of information technology in to the curriculum and further develops the nursing skills component of the curriculum.
- The Nursing Program has participated in the university-wide Hayward Promise Neighborhood Grant ($25 million over 5 years) from the Department of education through engagement of 30 students each year in health education outreach in the Hayward community. Over 150 presentations given in the Hayward Jackson Triangle School District, to more than 300 families each year.
- The Nursing Program has a broad network of community partnerships including area acute care hospitals such as John Muir Medical Center, Washington Hospital, Eden Hospital Benioff Children’s Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, the VA system hospitals, Contra Costa Regional Hospital and many others. Community partnerships primary care and health outreach organizations such as Alameda County Public Health, Contra Costa Public Health, the Juvenile Justice Center, Eldercare in Fremont, Hope for the Homeless, First Five, Head Start, and many others. This network of community partners provides good learning experiences for the students while contributing substantially to the health of the community through the work of the students.
- The faculty of the Nursing Department are professionally active and engaged in numerous professional organizations including Sigma Theta Tau, Association of California Nurse Leaders, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Oncology Nurses Association, , SF Task Force on Hoarding & Cluttering, National Hartford Centers for Gerontologic Nursing, and many others. Faculty have published peer reviewed articles, books, have presented peer reviewed papers at professional conferences nationally and internationally.