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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 offered on-campus for several years, but 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.

Fall 2015: The RN to BSN Program is currently accepting applications for the fall 2015 Extended Unviersity Program*.

Fall 2016: Applications will be accepted October 2015-March 2016.

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).

*Prospective Fall 2015 RN to BSN Program students may apply by July 15, 2015. Tuition paid will be through the CSUB Extended University campus and will cost $4000/term not including textbooks.

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.

Key Facts

The 2016 RN to BSN Program Key Facts will be coming soon.

Program Schedule

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