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CSU Bakersfield can turn your dreams into reality by providing a high quality education to prepare you for the career you’ve always imagined.

CSUB's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares the next generation of local nurses by providing an exceptional education that incorporates biological, physical, and social sciences with concentrations in a variety of specialties like pediatrics, obstetrics, and critical care nursing. In addition to classroom instruction and in-depth training, students are exposed to a wide variety of clinical settings and patient populations within the community as part of their curriculum. 

The pre-licensure BSN program for students with no previous nursing experience requires approximately 1 year of pre-requisite courses and 3 years of focused nursing courses. Upon successful completion of the program and general education coursework, students will earn a BSN degree and will be eligible to apply for the RN licensure exam.

CSU Bakersfield also offers a very popular online RN-to-BSN program for registered nurses who already have an Associate Degree in Nursing and would like to obtain a baccalaureate degree. This program allows students to complete the baccalaureate degree in 12-15 months.

Please click on the links at left for more information about the Department of Nursing at CSUB.

9001 Stockdale Highway, 29RNC Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022
Phone:  (661) 654-2505 · Email: 
Building: Romberg Nursing Education Center (RNEC)


We are temporarily relocated! As of April 29, 2016 through August 5, 2016, you can find us in the west-side Dormitories. Our temporary building is "Rohan". Please view this map for our specific location. Be advised that all phone numbers have remained the same. 

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I am a very satisfied CSUB grad. The emphasis CSUB placed on the skills related to critical thinking and the concept of research-based practice have been valuable in every phase of my nursing career. Close Quote
Toni Smith, M.S.N., R.N., C
Director of Patient Care Services and Nurse Executive, Kern Medical