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CSU Bakersfield can turn your dreams into reality by providing a high-quality education to prepare you for the career you’ve always imagined.

CSUB's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares the next generation of local nurses by providing an exceptional education that incorporates biological, physical, and social sciences with concentrations in a variety of specialties like pediatrics, obstetrics, and critical care nursing. In addition to classroom instruction and in-depth training, students are exposed to a wide variety of clinical settings and patient populations within the community as part of their curriculum. 

The pre-licensure BSN program for students with no previous nursing experience 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 RN licensure exam.

CSU Bakersfield also offers a very popular online RN-to-BSN program for registered nurses who already have an Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) and would like to obtain a Baccalaureate Degree (BSN). This program allows students to complete the baccalaureate degree in 15 months.

Please click on the links below for more information about the programs at CSUB. 

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RN-BSN Applicant Information

MSN FNP Applicant Information


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I am a very satisfied CSUB grad. The emphasis CSUB placed on the skills related to critical thinking and the concept of research-based practice have been valuable in every phase of my nursing career. Close Quote
Toni Smith, M.S.N., R.N., C
Director of Patient Care Services and Nurse Executive, Kern Medical

Nursing students help underserved in Peru

First-ever school-sponsored outreach trip gives nursing students study abroad experience. Read all about it below. 

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The Nursing Global Fund helps support undergraduate nurses who travel and do healthcare mission outreaches. These outreaches take place in other countries and allow nursing students to care for patients, build teamwork skills, increase their cultural diversity knowledge, and impact them for years to come. Please consider assisting these students with the cost of these outreach trips.

Donate to the Nursing Student Global Fund