Pre-Licensure BSN Program

Program Details

  • CSUB Nursing offers a traditional nursing program that runs 3 years/6 semesters with summers off.
  • 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 accommodated.
  • Due to impacted status, it is strongly recommended that prospective applicants view the admission requirements and policies in the Pre-Nursing Handbook. 

Campus Information Sessions

Web Information Session

  • Alternatively, if you cannot attend an in-person session, you may view our Information Session Powerpoint below.
  • (currently under construction; powerpoint will be available late summer 2019).


   Nursing programs

Attention Non-CSUB Students: upper division transfer students planning to apply to CSUB Nursing for Fall 2020 must apply to the CSU Bakersfield prior to applying to the nursing program.  Apply to CSUB at The application period will begin run October 1st to November 30th.

Attention Foreign Nurses: Unfortunately, CSUB Nursing is unable to accommodate any additional students wishing to take nursing courses out of sequence (MS, OB, etc.) without being formally accepted to the 3 year BSN program. Nursing courses that are offered are only available to those who have been accepted to begin the BSN program from start to finish.

Pre-Nursing Student Handbook 2018-2019

To view PDF, click on Pre-Nursing Student Handbook



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.