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 quarter.

The next application period will be for fall 2017 entry. Application information for Fall 2017 will be forthcoming on this website. Details will be updated at Application Materials  in late fall 2016.

Non-CSUB students planning to apply to CSUB Nursing for Fall 2017 must apply to the CSU Bakersfield prior to applying to the nursing program.  Apply to CSUB at Applicants who already have a bachelors degree must complete the graduate application on CSU Mentor to pursue a 2nd degree in nursing. The priority application period will begin in October 2016. 

Information Sessions

Non-CSUB Students are welcome to attend one of our in-person Information Sessions on campus. Click on  Information Session for a schedule of dates.

This video information session is available as an alternative to attending an in-person meeting.

Pre-Nursing Student Handbook

To view a PDF of the 2015-2016  Pre-Nursing Student Handbook, please click on the link.

The latest edition coming soon!

Curriculum & Costs

For an example of the Curriculum of a typical Nursing student course load, please click on the link.

This document is an example of a student who completes the Nursing Program in 9 quarters (fall, winter, spring).

For the Estimated Costs paid by undergraduate students in the Nursing Program, please click here.

These costs may change at any time, so please check with the Office of Financial Aid to obtain the most up-to-date tuition fees.