CSUB Nursing Program
Have you ever had a Dream?
Remember when anything was possible? It still is...
CSU Bakersfield turns dreams into reality
by providing a high quality education that prepares
students for the career they always imagined.
Specifically, the CSUB Department of Nursing helps
over 80 students each year achieve their
BSN degree and become local nurses
working to improve the health
of your community.
CSUB's Bachelor of
Science in Nursing (BSN)
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, critical care nursing
and obstetrics. In addition
to classroom instruction and
in-depth training within the
CSUB Nursing Simulation Center,
students are exposed to a
wide variety of clinical
settings and patient
populations within the
community as part of their
Setting CSUB Apart
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
BSN nurses have community health experience in addition to education that has emphasized research application — which results in a more well-rounded nurse. What's more, BSN-prepared RNs contribute to better patient outcomes. Studies have shown that patients who receive their care from BSN-prepared nurses are more likely to avoid an in-hospital crisis and are more likely to survive when they return home.
BSN educated nurses are a requirement for hospitals to achieve Magnet status — a designation local area hospitals are considering. And, many hospitals throughout the U.S. require the BSN for all staff nurses.
Nursing Simulation Center
The CSUB Nursing Simulation Center is a new, state-of-the-art skills laboratory where students engage in patient care scenarios to demonstrate knowledge and develop skills through use of highfidelity simulators, task trainers, video technology, and a variety of hospital- grade equipment. The Sim Center's realistic acute-care environment includes Medical/Surgical, ICU, Pediatrics, and Labor & Delivery rooms in which students respond to technologymediated nursing challenges.
The CSUB nursing program's tradition of community service will expand in Fall 2010 with the introduction of the Service Learning Initiative. This program will ultimately provide over 4,000 hours of community service each year to the greater Bakersfield area by dedicated CSUB nursing students, who will earn program credits for their work in the community.
More than 60% of CSUB nursing grads come from and stay IN OUR COMMUNITY
Because the program has impacted status, CSUB can select the top students
For CSUB nursing student admitted Fall 2011:
- Overall Prerequisite GPA = 3.59
- Math/Science GPA = 3.51
- Average TEAS score = 81.5 (national average = 64.3)
CSUB nursing grads become licensed
State Board Examination NCLEX scores for CSUB graduates in the last 3 years:
March 2009 graduates
- First time pass rate = 95.1%
June 2009 graduates
- First time pass rate = 92.6%
June 2010 graduates
- First time pass rate = 90.5%
June 2011 graduates
- First time pass rate = 97.5%
December 2011 graduates
- First time pass rate = 100%
June 2012 graduates
- First time pass rate = 97.1%
All graduates 2009-2011 are all licensed RNs
Due to the high quality of students and personalized instruction, CSUB’s program enjoys a very low attrition rate. From a community standpoint, this means that supporting the nursing program is a great investment. Scholarship students graduate and program funds contribute to high quality instruction; this all serves to lift the level of nursing care within our community.
For more information:
CSUB Department of Nursing Romberg Nursing Center 9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93311 Call: 661-654-2505 Visit: www.csub.edu/nursing
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