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Pre-Licensure BSN Program

CSUB Department of Nursing offers a traditional nursing program that runs 3 years/9 quarters 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 2015 entry. The fall 2015 Nursing application will be accepted January 5, 2015 through March 4, 2015. Applications must be received in the Department of Nursing no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The fall 2015 Supplemental Nursing Application will be available on this website by November 2014.

Non-CSUB students planning to apply to CSUB Nursing must apply to the CSU Bakersfield prior to applying to the nursing program. Applicants will need a CSUB student ID for the nursing application. Apply to CSUB at The priority application period will be from October 1, 2014 to November 30, 2014.

CSUB Department of Nursing
9001 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield, Ca 93311

Information Sessions

Click here to view the dates of the Information Sessions for the academic year 2014-2015.

Pre-Nursing Student Handbook

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

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.