Pre-Licensure BSN Program

CSUB Department of Nursing offers a traditional nursing program that runs 3 years/6 semesters with summers off. In addition, CSUB Nursing accepts new students once a year in the fall semester.

The Traditional BSN program at CSUB is impacted. There are generally more applications received each year than the number of seats that can be accommodated. Due to impacted status, it is strongly recommended that prospective applicants view the admission requirements and policies in the Pre-Nursing Handbook. 

Information Sessions

If you are unable to attend a meeting, click the image below to view the Information Session presentation: 

   Nursing programs

Attention: Non-CSUB upper division transfer students planning to apply to CSUB Nursing for Fall 2019 must apply to the CSU Bakersfield prior to applying to the nursing program.  Apply to CSUB at The application period will begin run October 1st to November 30th

Program Brochure

Fall 2019 application cycle coming soon!

Pre-Nursing Student Handbook 2018-2019

To view PDF, click on Pre-Nursing Student Handbook


Curriculum & Costs

Roadmap: Depicts a sample plan to complete  complete the nursing prerequisites in one year and the 3 year (6 semesters) nursing program.

General Education Requirements: General education and graduation requirements for the  nursing major may be taken before or during the 3 year nursing program.

Estimated Costs: Estimated cost is paid by undergraduate students in the Nursing Program. Costs may change at any time based on tuition and/or program entry requirements.  Please with the Office of Financial Aid to obtain the most up-to-date tuition fees.