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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 1 year of pre-requisite courses and 3 years of focused nursing courses. Upon successful completion of the program, 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 completion program for students who already have an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Registered Nurse license and would like to obtain a baccalaureate degree. This program allows students to complete the baccalaureate degree in 12 months, starting in the summer term.

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

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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

Department of Nursing

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022


Phone:  (661) 654-2505
Fax: (661) 654-6903
Email: nursing@csub.edu
Office: Romberg Nursing Education Center