Traditional BSN Program Information


The Traditional BSN program is a three-year sequence (including two, required, 10-week summer terms) of courses that lead to eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Courses are offered at variable days and times each term and involve travel to clinical sites in many areas of San Diego County and/or Southwest Riverside County.  It is a demanding, full-time program and is not compatible with a heavy outside workload. 

Clinical placements are assigned to us through the San Diego and Riverside Nursing Service-Education Consortium.  Clinical locations, days, and times will vary each academic term.  They may start as early as 6 a.m. or extend into an evening hospital shift.  If needed, clinical or lecture courses may be scheduled on Saturdays and you may end up at any clinical site for a particular term.  Students will be randomly assigned to any clinical location, day, or time.  If this is not acceptable, please do not apply for admission to the program.

  • You do not need to be admitted to the University before applying to the School of Nursing.
  • You can have Pre-Nursing Core coursework in progress through the Spring term prior to fall admission.  The transcript submittal deadline for Spring  grades may pose a problem for students attending schools on the quarter system.  We will adhere to the published application deadlines, so plan accordingly.
  • The only coursework required to be completed by the end of the previous term for a fall entry, for admission to the Nursing program, is the Pre-Nursing Core.  Please consult with the University Admissions Web site for admission requirements to enter the University.