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Program Requirements

The RN to BSN degree is a part-time program that is designed for the working RN.  Each student will be required to complete 44 semester units of study within the program. 

Requirements for entry into the RN to BSN Program:

  • A RN License and completion of college course work from a regionally-accredited college/university, such as WASC (or other regional affiliate), including LVN coursework, if taken separately.
  • A minimum of 33 units of lower division nursing coursework
  • Completion of the Pre-Nursing Core, or their equivalents, as detailed below. 
  • Completion of the additional RN to BSN Preparatory courses, or their equivalents, as detailed below.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0; applies to both overall college/university GPA and cumulative GPA for the Pre-Nursing  Core and RN to BSN Preparatory courses.
  • Students must complete all prerequisite and preparatory to the RN -BSN nursing major courses with a grade of C or better, and courses (and labs) with substandard grades (D or below) can be repeated only once.

CSU Pre-Nursing Core

The Pre-Nursing Core has been adopted by all CSU Nursing Programs.  A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in these Pre-Nursing Core courses is required for entry into our RN to BSN program.  Students must complete all of the Pre-Nursing Core courses, or their equivalents with a grade of C or better.  Courses with substandard grades (D or below) may be repeated only once. Please be aware of the repeat rule. Pre-Nursing Core courses for which the student earns less than a grade of C (2.0) may be repeated only once. 

Additional RN to BSN Preparatory Courses Required for Admission

A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in these additional RN to BSN preparatory courses, or their equivalents, are required for entry into our RN to BSN program.  Prior to being admitted to the program, students must complete all of the additional preparatory courses, or their equivalents with a grade of C or better.  Courses with substandard grades (D or below) may be repeated only once.

*pending WASC approval

*RN to BSN online program will submit a substantive change for online modality to CCNE no later than 90 days after launch