Pre-Licensure BSN Program
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers a pre-licensure option for individuals with no previous nursing background.
In the first year of the program, future nursing applicants' coursework consists of prenursing science and general education requirements. Upon completion of the prenursing curriculum, students may apply for admission to the nursing program. The nursing program at CSUB is impacted, therefore a supplemental application is required in order to be considered for acceptance into the program.
The nursing program is a 9-quarter program (3 academic years) in which students have summers off. Over the 3-year period, the nursing curriculum provides the student with classroom and clinical instruction in basic nursing skills, medical surgical nursing, critical care, mental health, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, community health, research, and leadership & management. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree and is eligible to apply for permission from the Board of Registered Nursing to sit for the NCLEX (RN licensure exam)