A baccalaureate degree program in nursing at San Francisco State College

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1955

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This report is a presentation and interpretation of a baccalaureate degree program in nursing designed specifically for San Francisco State College, It was developed on the basis of regulations of the California Administrative Code and the requirements of San Francisco State College. The program is intended to develop competent, adaptable nurses, who are well-adjusted as persons and as citizens. It is limited to the education of people for general nursing under supervision. Emphasis has been placed on developing nurses to nurse people rather than diseases. The program has been planned to be within the range of possibilities for the average college student. It is comparable with degree requirements for other disciplines at the college. People of both sexes, and of all social and ethnic groups are eligible for admission. The program should appeal to a wide variety of people under different circumstances, and should place collegiate nursing education within the reach of a larger number of qualified people than the usual nursing program. Certain aspects of the program may have an appeal to prospective students. Students have time to participate at will in all curricular activities. Students may attend on a part-time or full-time basis, because the classwork and laboratory experience of each course are parallel and completely contained within the semester. If students attend on a full- time basis, the program may be completed within four school years, which is the equivalent of the time required to earn a diploma in a hospital program. [...]

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