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LIST #4 - 2008/2009


The Curriculum Subcommittee will meet on
Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at 1:30 in SAC 275
to review the Program Change Proposals contained in this list.
(Response due to Academic Affairs by noon on December 9, 2008)


Program Proposals

Past Program Proposal Lists:




Electrical and Electronic Engineering


MS in in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)


Currently the EEE graduate program allows students to take up to a maximum of 6 units or 2 3-unit courses from the undergraduate curriculum.  The proposal is to increase the number of undergraduate units allowed from 6 units to 7 units.  The justification for this proposed change is that many graduate several students take undergraduate courses which have 4 units, due to additional lab content.  This modification in the existing program will allow graduate students to still take and obtain credit for 2 undergraduate courses; however, it will give them the option to take one 3-unit lecture course and one 4-unit lecture and lab course.  The proposed 7 unit limit is well under the university graduate policy which allows a maximum of 9 undergraduate units.




Division of Nursing


Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to Registered Nurse (RN) 30-Unit Option


Section 1435.5 in the Laws Relating to Nursing Education Licensure – Practice in the State of California provides an opportunity for the Licensed Vocational Nurse to prepare for licensure as a Registered Nurse by completing no more than 30 units of designated courses.  The LVN 30-Unit Option Program is a non-degree program designed for individuals who currently hold a valid California LVN license.  The 30-Unit Option students are admitted on a space available basis.  Selection from qualified applicants is based on cumulative GPA for the 30 most recent graded semester units as well as the combined GPA of the pre-requisite courses.

The Division of Nursing previously requested a change in the requirements for the LVN 30-Unit Option Program.  The program that was approved was subsequently denied approval by the Board of Registered Nursing.  We are requesting the current changes that reflect the approved course of study by the Board of Registered Nursing.

Master of Science in Nursing Administation Role


The Division of Nursing requests the following program changes in collaboration with the College of Business Administration.  The current program was found to contain coursework for which the graduate nursing students did not possess the depth of business background to assure success and therefore application and synthesis of content.  After a needs assessment was completed with students that attempted the current program, it was found that not only was there a challenge with content, but the content in the proposed program would be more aligned with the administration role in nursing.  After evaluating the needs and academic levels of the students, the proposed program supports the nursing curricula and meets the educational needs in leadership and management preparation The College of Business concurs and supports this change in the program.


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