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Program Schedule

The RN to BSN program requires 16 months of study broken down into eight week phases in Fall and Spring and ten weeks during the summer semester. Unlike other RN to BSN programs, CSUSM builds in breaks inbetween semesters and holidays to allow you to pursue your education without comprising  your life and family priorities.

Course Schedule, Units, and Costs

Spring Sample Schedule

  • Spring Semester 1 - Block 1

    Course  Units Cost 
    NURS 350 -  Role Transition for the RN 2.00 $598.00
    NURS 351 -  Role Transition Seminar for the RN 1.00 $299.00
    UD GE - ANTH 301, BIOL 316, PHIL 345 3.00 $897.00
    Total cost including $60.00 semester fees 6.00 $1,854.00
  • Spring Semester 1 - Block 2

    Course  Units Cost 
    NURS 310 -  Nursing  Assessment for the RN  2.00 $598.00
    NURS 311 - Nursing Assessment for the RN Laboratory 1.00 $299.00 
    NURS 352 - Nursing Research  3.00 $897.00
    Total Cost 6.00 $1,794.00
  • Summer Semester 1 - Block 2

    Course  Units Cost 
    NURS 480 - Family Nursing: Theory and Practice 2.00 $260.00
    NURS 312 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 4.00 $260.00 
    Total Cost 6.00 $520.00
  • Fall Semester 1 - Block 1

    Course  Units Cost 
    UD GE - ANTH 301, BIOL 316, PHIL 345 3.00 $897.00
    NURS 370 - Health Promotion and Patient Education Strategies 2.00 $598.00
    UD GE - ANTH 301, BIOL 316, PHIL 345  3.00 $897.00
    Total cost including $60.00 semester fees 8.00 $2,452.00
  • Fall Semester 1 - Block 2

    Course  Units Cost 
    NURS 450 - Nursing Leadership and Professional Issues 3.00 $897.00
    NURS 451 - Nursing Leadership and Management Laboratory 2.00 $598.00
    Total Cost 5.00 $1,495.00
  • Spring Semester 2 - Block 1

    Course  Units Cost 
    NURS 440 - Community Health Nursing 3.00 $897.00
    NURS 447 - Public Health Nursing Practicum 2.00 $598.00
    NURS 442 - Nursing Case Manangement of Vulunerable Populations  2.00 $598.00
    Total cost including $55.00 semester fees 7.00 2,093.00

Starting Fall 2019 

Tuition Fee
Tuition Fee Per Semester Unit $299.00
Number of Units 38
Total Cost (not including $60 per semester student fees)  $11,422.00