Congratulations for taking the next step towards the BS in Nursing! Prior to applying, please verify your eligibility and readiness for the online RN to BSN program.

Applying to the Fall 2018 RN-BSN program is an easy process!

Application: See information on the "Apply Now" section of this page
Application Period: October 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018

Second Bachelor's

Admission to the university is closed for second bachelors for fall 2018. See important messages regarding fall 2018 applications on the Admissions and Records website at Apply to CSUB 

Official transcripts, official test scores (AP, IB if applicable), and other university requirements must be submitted and received in the Office of Admissions and Records in order for your university application to be reviewed and processed. For details, please visit Application Process for Transfer Students.

  • Additional Documents: RN license (if applicable), CPR, a personal statement, & resume will be uploaded to the application under the "Documents" section.
  • Application Evaluation Fee: A $30 nursing application evaluation fee is required and must be mailed directly to the CSUB Department of Nursing (see mailing address).

The Evaluation Process
Throughout the application evaluation process, applicants can expect:

  • RN to BSN Application Review: A thorough RN to BSN program evaluation based on information provided in the application. The evaluations made will be based on an applicants eligibility for the program and the Primary Points system. Admission to the nursing program is made by the Department of Nursing in April/May 2018.
  • CSUB Admission Application Review: Applications to the university are reviewed by the Evaluations Office at the University (not Nursing). Admission to the university is made by the Admissions and Evaluations Office. Acceptance to the university does not guarantee acceptance to the nursing program. 
  • Communication: The Department of Nursing to maintain communication related to the BSN application through the email provided on the nursing application. Please check your email often for updates.

Questions? Contact the Program Advisor

Apply Now!

Step #1: Apply to CSUB

Fall 2018 Admissions-CLOSED; applications to CSU Apply not permitted after deadline

Please click on the CSUApply website

Step #2: Apply to the RN to BSN Program 

Applications through NursingCAS will not be permitted without CSU Apply Application.

Please click on the NursingCAS website

Note: on NursingCAS search:

  • School: California State University-Bakersfield
  • Program: Select "RN to BSN"

Submission of Transcripts to NursingCAS:

NursingCAS can accept electronic transcripts from Credentials Solutions and Parchment only. 

For courses taken at CSUB, click on the image below to order CSUB transcripts for electronic delivery to NursingCAS. 

CSUB transcripts requests

For courses taken at other institutions, click on the images below to verify your institution provides electronic delivery.

Credential Solutions websiteParchment website