Pre-Licensure BSN Program

The Traditional (pre-licensure) Nursing Program at CSUB only accepts new students once a year in the fall semester. 

The pre-licensure BSN program is for students with no previous nursing experience and requires approximately 1 year of pre-requisite courses and 3 years of focused nursing courses. Upon successful completion of the program and general education coursework, students will earn a BSN degree and will be eligible to apply for the California RN licensure exam. Enrollment into the 3-year program is contingent upon formal acceptance through the general application process.

Graduates of the BSN program are:

  • Qualified to apply for Public Health Nursing Certificate
  • Prepared to test for the CA RN license
  • Prepared to enter a masters program in nursing or related field 

The next application accepted will be for fall 2018. The fall 2018 BSN application period will be October 1, 2017 through March 1 2018. Applications must be submitted through NursingCAS no later than March 1, 2018. This website is updated at the beginning of every semester with information for the following acceptance period. To learn more about the admissions requirements, please visit the Prospective Applicants section of the website.

Upper division transfer applicants planning to apply to CSUB Nursing for the fall 2018 application period must apply to the University during the initial application filing period from October 1st to November 30th  prior to applying to the nursing program. Applicants will need a CSUB student ID for the supplemental nursing application.  Apply to CSUB at Cal State Apply.



Karen Lillie, Undergraduate Program Director