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    School of Nursing

School Requirements

 

The School of Nursing has six requirements that must be satisfied for the award of the degree.

Unit Requirement

Students must complete with a passing grade a minimum of 180 units. At least 83 of the 180 units must be upper-division courses numbered 100 through 199. A maximum of 216 units is permitted. Students with advanced placement or international baccalaureate credit may exceed the unit maximum by the amount of that credit.

Scholarship Requirement

A 2.0 (C) average is required in all work attempted at the University of California, exclusive of courses in UCLA Extension and those graded Passed/Not Passed. A 2.0 (C) average is also required in all upper-division courses in the major taken at the University, as well as in all courses applied toward the general education and University requirements. Each required nursing course in the school must be completed with a grade of C or better (C- grade is not acceptable). Elective courses may be taken on a Passed/Not Passed basis with prior approval, according to the policy listed in the Academic Policies chapter of this catalog.

Academic Residence Requirement

Students are in residence while enrolled and attending classes at UCLA as a major in the School of Nursing and must complete all units in the junior and senior years in residence.

Writing Requirement

Students must complete the University Entry-Level Writing or English as a Second Language (ESL) requirement prior to completing the school writing requirement.

Students admitted to the school are required to complete a two-term writing requirement—Writing I and Writing II. Two courses in English composition are required for graduation. Both courses must be taken for letter grades, and students must receive grades of C or better (C- grades are not acceptable).

Writing I. The Writing I requirement must be satisfied within the first three terms of enrollment by completing English Composition 3, 3D, 3DS, or 3SL with a grade of C or better (C- or a Passed grade is not acceptable).

The Writing I requirement may also be satisfied by (1) scoring 4 or 5 on one of the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations in English, (2) a combination of a score of 720 or better on the SAT Reasoning Test, Writing section (last administered in January 2016) and superior performance on the English Composition 3 Proficiency Examination, (3) completing a course equivalent to English Composition 3 with a grade of C or better (C- or a Passed grade is not acceptable) taken at another institution, or (4) scoring 5, 6, or 7 on an International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examination.

Students whose native language is not English may need to take English Composition 1A, 1B, and 2I before enrolling in a Writing I course. All courses in the sequence must be passed with a grade of C or better (C- or a Passed grade is not acceptable).

Qualifying examination scores and courses are determined by the school Faculty Executive Committee.

Writing II. The Writing II requirement must be satisfied within seven terms of enrollment by completing one course from a faculty-approved list of courses published on the Registrar’s Writing II requirements web page and available in the Student Affairs Office. The course (Nursing 152W) must be completed with a grade of C or better (C- or a Passed grade is not acceptable).

If approved for general education (GE) credit, applicable Writing II courses may also fulfill a GE requirement.

Transfer students with 90 or more units who have completed the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will have satisfied the Writing I and Writing II requirements. No transfer student is admitted to the school without completing, with a grade of C or better (C- grade is not acceptable), a college-level writing course that Undergraduate Admission accepts as equivalent to English Composition 3.

Quantitative Reasoning Requirement

Students must demonstrate basic skills in quantitative reasoning. The requirement may be satisfied by completing one approved UCLA course (see list below) or an equivalent course within the first seven terms of enrollment. The course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must receive a grade of C or better (C- grade is not acceptable).

The requirement may also be satisfied by achieving an SAT Reasoning Test Mathematics Section score of 600 or higher or an SAT Subject Test in Mathematics score of 550 or higher. Approved UCLA courses and examinations, and qualifying scores, are determined by the school Student Affairs Committee. Approved courses are listed below.

If approved for general education (GE) credit, applicable courses may also fulfill a GE requirement.

Transfer students with 90 or more units who have completed the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will have satisfied the quantitative reasoning requirement. No transfer student is admitted to the school without completing, with a grade of C or better (C- grade is not acceptable), a college-level quantitative reasoning course that Undergraduate Admission accepts as equivalent to those approved by the Faculty Executive Committee.

Approved courses include

Biostatistics 100A, 100B
Life Sciences 20, 30A
Mathematics 2 (or any higher-number course except 19, 71SL, 72SL, 89, 89HC, 98XA, 98XB, 99, 103A-103B-103C, 105A-105B-105C, 189, 189HC, 195, 197, 199)
Philosophy 31
Political Science 6, 6R
Program in Computing 10A, 10B, 10C
Statistics 10, 12, 13

General Education Requirements

General education (GE) is more than a checklist of required courses. It is a program of study that reveals to students the ways that research scholars in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences create and evaluate new knowledge, introduces students to the important ideas and themes of human cultures, fosters appreciation for the many perspectives and the diverse voices that may be heard in a democratic society, and develops the intellectual skills that give students the dexterity they need to function in a rapidly changing world.

This entails the ability to make critical and logical assessments of information, both traditional and digital; deliver reasoned and persuasive arguments; and identify, acquire, and use the knowledge necessary to solve problems.

Foundations of Knowledge

General education courses are grouped into three foundational areas: Foundations of the Arts and Humanities, Foundations of Society and Culture, and Foundations of Scientific Inquiry.

Ten courses (48 units minimum) are required. A course taken to meet the Writing II requirement may also be applied toward a GE requirement. Preparation for the major courses may overlap with the foundation courses.

Students must meet with the student affairs officer in the Student Affairs Office to determine the applicability of GE Cluster courses toward Writing II or GE requirements.

Courses listed in more than one category can fulfill GE requirements in only one of the cross-listed categories.

Foundations of the Arts and Humanities. Three 5-unit courses, one from each subgroup:

  • Literary and Cultural Analysis
  • Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis
  • Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice

The aim of courses in this area is to supply perspectives and intellectual skills necessary to comprehend and think critically about our situation in the world as human beings. In particular, the courses furnish the basic means to appreciate and evaluate the ongoing efforts of humans to explain, translate, and transform their diverse experiences of the world through such media as language, literature, philosophical systems, images, sounds, and performances. The courses introduce students to the historical development and fundamental intellectual and ethical issues associated with the arts and humanities and may also investigate the complex relations between artistic and humanistic expression and other facets of society and culture.

Foundations of Society and Culture. Three 5-unit courses, one from each subgroup and a third course from either subgroup:

  • Historical Analysis
  • Social Analysis

The aim of courses in this area is to introduce students to the ways in which humans organize, structure, rationalize, and govern their diverse societies and cultures over time. The courses focus on a particular historical question, societal problem, or topic of political and economic concern in an effort to demonstrate how issues are objectified for study, how data is collected and analyzed, and how new understandings of social phenomena are achieved and evaluated. Because communication skills are essential in the nursing profession, Communication Studies 10 is recommended for this foundational area.

Foundations of Scientific Inquiry. Four courses, two from each subgroup:

  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

The aim of courses in this area is to ensure that students gain a fundamental understanding of how scientists formulate and answer questions about the operation of both the physical and biological world. The courses also deal with some of the most important issues, developments, and methodologies in contemporary science.

Foundations Course Lists. Creating and maintaining a general education curriculum is a dynamic process; consequently, courses are frequently added to the list. For the most current list of approved courses that satisfy the Foundations of Knowledge GE plan, consult an academic counselor or see the Schedule of Classes.

School of Nursing
General Education Requirements

Foundations of the Arts and Humanities

Literary and Cultural Analysis 1 Course
Philosophical and Linguistic Analysis 1 Course
Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice 1 Course
Total = 15 units minimum  

 
Foundations of Society and Culture

Historical Analysis 1 Course
Social Analysis 1 Course
Third course from either subgroup 1 Course
Total = 15 units minimum  


Foundations of Scientific Inquiry

Life Sciences 2 Courses
Physical Sciences 2 Courses
Total = 18 units minimum

 
Total GE     10 Courses/48 Units Minimum

One of the 10 courses may be a GE-approved Writing II course in an appropriate foundational area selected from a list published in the Schedule of Classes and available in the Student Affairs Office. Preparation for the major courses may overlap with GE foundation courses.


Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum

Transfer students from California community colleges must fulfill UCLA lower-division GE requirements by completing the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) prior to transfer. The curriculum consists of a series of subject areas and types of courses that have been agreed on by the University of California and the California community colleges. Because of course sequencing and the rigor of the program, students must fulfill the general education requirements prior to transfer.

Additional requirements are listed under Admission and Preparation for the Major in the Curricula and Courses chapter of this catalog.

   
   
 
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