About CSUB Nursing

The Department of Nursing (DON) has offered a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree since the University first opened its doors in 1970. Over the past 40 years, more than 2,000 students have completed a BSN at CSUB. The DON opened the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program in 1987 with a graduate degree in Nursing Administration. The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) option was introduced in 1996. Between 1996 and 2010, the MSN program graduated 114 FNPs and 35 Clinical Nurse Leaders, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Educators, Nurse Administrators, Nursing Case Mangers, and School Nurses. CSUB is the only public university in the region that offers a Traditional BSN, RN-BSN, or MSN degree.

Undergraduate Degrees

Traditional BSN: Pre-licensure students can obtain a BSN and are then eligible for permission to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) through the Traditional BSN Program, a rigorous 3-year experience.

RN-BSN: Registered nurses can earn a bachelor’s degree through the RN-BSN Program, which has been offered in a mostly online format since 2009. All of the nursing theory courses are offered online and do not require on-campus attendance. Community Health Practicum, a face-to-face clinical course, requires 100 clinical hours, 90 of which must be completed in a local public health department facility as arranged by the DON.

Graduate Degrees

We are currently updating our Graduate Degree information. Please visit back on a later date.