General Information

The Department of Nursing at California State University, Bakersfield offers the online RN to BSN Program. The RN to BSN Program has been utilizing the Blackboard system since 2009 to provide higher education access to both local and Bakersfield surrounding area students (Antelope Valley and Tulare/Kings County) online. This program is a great option for students who would like to obtain a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing after completing the Associate Degree in Nursing in the Kern County region. 90 Community Health clinical hours are required to graduate with the BSN. We currently offer two programs: RN to BSN (CSUB) and RN to BSN (Extended Unviersity). Details about both programs can be found on the left side of the page.

The program allows students the opportunity to complete the baccalaureate degree in twelve months (summer through spring). The program requires that all students complete approximately eleven clinical days during the fall term (September through November). All students must be present at the Kern County Department of Public Health or assigned clinical site to complete these required hours (day/times TBD by the Department of Nursing after admission). Students are also required to complete all general education requirements for the degree by the last quarter of the program (spring).

Applications for the Fall 2016 RN to BSN (CSUB) Program will be accepted from January 4, 2016- March 31, 2016.

The RN to BSN Program is impacted, therefore applicants will be ranked based on primary and secondary points. The top fifty students will be selected for the program.

For details on how to prepare and apply to the program, please review the resources on this page.

RN to BSN Program Handbook

The 2016 RN to BSN Program Handbook will be available soon.