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 semester.

The Traditional BSN program at CSUB is impacted. There are generally more applications received each year than the number of seats that can be accomodated. Due to impacted status, it is strongly recommended that prospective applicants view the admission requirements and policies in the Pre-Nursing Handbook. Non-CSUB students are encouraged to attend an monthly Information Session, or watch the Information Video.

The next application period will be for fall 2018 entry. Details are found in the Application Materials  section of the website. 

Non-CSUB students planning to apply to CSUB Nursing for Fall 2018 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 Cal State Apply to pursue a 2nd degree in nursing. The initial application period will begin in October 1, 2017. 

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. To register, please call 661-654-2505 or email

If you are unable to attend a meeting, click the image below to view the Info. Session presentation

Session presentation

Pre-Nursing Student Handbook 2016-2018

To view PDF, click on Pre-Nursing Student Handbook


Curriculum & Costs

Roadmap: Depicts a sample plan to complete  complete the nursing prerequisites in one year and the 3 year (6 semesters) nursing program.

General Education Requirements: General education and graduation requirements for the  nursing major may be taken before or during the 3 year nursing program.

Estimated Costs: Estimated cost is paid by undergraduate students in the Nursing Program. Costs may change at any time based on tuition and/or program entry requirements.  Please with the Office of Financial Aid to obtain the most up-to-date tuition fees.