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Accreditation Information

Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Approval

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner degree programs at California State University, Bakersfield are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), PO Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100, 916-322-3350.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs at California State University, Bakersfield are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. 

Upcoming CCNE Accreditation Visit: Spring 2021

The CSUB Department of Nursing is pleased to announce that a regularly scheduled CCNE accreditation review will be conducted virtually on February 22-24, 2021. This evaluation will address both programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP).

As part of the CCNE accreditation renewal process, the Department of Nursing invites local healthcare agency representatives, local healthcare consumers, nursing faculty members, university administrators, current and prospective students, and alumni to provide written input into the deliberations of the CCNE evaluation team. Written third-party comments regarding our programs’ adherence to the CCNE's Standards for Accreditation may be submitted until February 1, 2021 at thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org.

The CCNE shares third-party comments only with evaluation team members, who consider comments which relate to accreditation standards. You can review the CCNE’s Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs at: https://www.aacnnursing.org/Portals/42/CCNE/PDF/Standards-Final-2018.pdf.