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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the RN to BSN program?

The RN to BSN program is an accelerated, online program designed for registered nurses currently holding an associate's degree (ADN). This fully-online program will give nurses the opportunity to earn their BSN in just 16 months.

How long does the program take?

The program can be completed in as little as 16 months.

Can I take it online?

Yes! CSUSM offers a fully-online RN to BSN program. This allows you the flexibility needed when balancing work, life and education.

How much does the RN to BSN program cost?

Cost Per Unit: $299.00
Number of Units: 38
Total Cost (not including $60 per semester student fees): $11,362

What is the program schedule like?

The RN to BSN program requires 16 months of study and is broken down into eight week classes in the fall and spring semesters, and ten week classes during the summer semester. Unlike other RN to BSN programs, CSUSM builds in breaks between semesters and holidays to allow you to pursue your education without compromising  your life and family priorities.

How big are the class sizes? Is it hard to contact your professor?

The RN to BSN program is limited to 44 students per cohort. CSUSM intentionally designed this program to have small class sizes with unprecedented access to your professors in an online format.

Are there prerequisites for this program?

To enroll in the RN to BSN program, CSUSM requires students to hold an associate's degree in nursing and an active RN license. Aside from the degree and license, a small list of previously completed courses are required.

When can I start?

CSUSM offers three starts a year in the fall, spring and summer. Can I speak with someone to learn more?

Yes! Complete the form on this page and one of our enrollment specialists will contact you to help start your educational journey. You can also register below for our monthly online webinar, where you can learn more about the program, meet the faculty and speak to an advisor.

Download the Q&A sheet from our last info session:RN to BSN QA

Complete this form to learn more!