SB 1393 pertains to any student with a baccalaureate degree (or higher) awarded in the United States now seeking a nursing degree from a California Community College. It does not apply to any applicant with a foreign bachelor’s degree or higher.
SECTION 1. Section 66055.8 of the Education Code is amended to read:
66055.8. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a campus of the California State University or the California Community Colleges that operates a registered nursing program shall not require a student who has been admitted to that registered nursing program and who has already earned a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education to undertake any coursework other than the coursework that is unique and exclusively required to earn a nursing degree from that institution.
Per the California Board of Registered Nursing and California Code of Regulations Section 1426, the following coursework is required for RN examination and endorsement applicants:
- Communication skills shall include principals of:
- Oral communication
- Written communication
- Group communication
- Related natural sciences shall include:
- Anatomy with lab
- Physiology with lab
- Microbiology with lab
- Behavioral sciences (Psychology)
- Social sciences