Post-Licensure RN to BSN
The RN to BSN program is designed for current CA-licensed Registered Nurses wishing to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The RN-BSN program admits a limited number of students for Winter Quarter each year.
The Winter 2019 RN-BSN application filing period begins on June 1, 2018.
RN-BSN hybrid program provides an opportunity to earn the BSN with a combination of on-line and traditional classroom instruction, allowing face-to-face interaction with a faculty member every other week. Classes for the RN-BSN program are held at the Palm Desert Campus.
During on-line activities, students are expected to log on to Blackboard learning management system and participate in course discussion. There is one clinical course, Nurse as a Member of the Community (NURS 347), in the program that requires students to visit pre-arranged community sites. Prior to being able to complete this learning activity, students must demonstrate compliance with the nursing department requirements. Students entering the RN-BSN program must have a CURRENT RN LICENSE.
For more information on the program, please see the road map below or attend an informational session at the Palm Desert Campus.
Students entering the RN-BSN program must have a CURRENT RN LICENSE.
To begin the RN-BSN application process:
- Please contact Johanna Martinez for a pre-screening appointment: (909)537-8127
- File two applications
- Apply to CSUSB using Cal State Apply
- Complete the RN to BSN Program Application (available at the pre-screening appointment)
- Students must meet all transfer requirements to be admitted.
RN to BSN students who already have a bachelor's degree in any field may consider applying to the Master's of Science in Nursing program
All students are required to complete the following pre-requisite courses before starting the RN to BSN program at California State University. Students can wave courses in progress while they are applying, as long as they will be completed before the program begins in December.
|ENG 107 Advanced First Year Composition||
|COMM 120 Oral Communication||
|SOC 180 Critical Thinking and Social Problems||
|Math 165 Introductory Statistics||
|BIOL 220 Principles of Microbiology||
|BIOL 223 Human Physiology and Anatomy I||
|BIOL 224 Human Physiology and Anatomy II||
|CHEM 205 Fundamentals of Chemistry I: General Chemistry||
Nursing Major Courses
RN to BSN students who already have a bachelor's degree are not required to take general electives or capstones. RNs with a bachelor's degree in another field may consider applying to the Master's of Science in Nursing program.
All information subject to change.