Traditional BSN: IMPACTED PROGRAM! A 33-month, full-time, cohort program which leads to a B.S. in Nursing (BSN). Upon program completion, students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX State Board Exam. This program is intended for students who do not hold a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) license; although, students with an LVN license may apply to enter this program.
Accelerated BSN: COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCESS! A 22-month B.S. in Nursing program designed for those who will have already completed a Bachelor's degree in a discipline other than nursing. This program is being offered through the University Office of Extended Learning.
LVN to BSN: A 33-month, part-time program which leads to a B.S. in Nursing for licensed LVN’s. Students will be admitted on a space-available basis each fall. Upon program completion, students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX State Board Exam.
RN to BSN: A part-time program for California licensed RN’s which leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, offered through the University Office of Extended Learning. This program is designed for the working RN.
MSN: A 2-3 year program with concentrations in Nursing Education, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Public Health Nurse, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist.
All Nursing students must:
Frequently Asked Questions
Admissions into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements.
Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from:
CEHHS Student Services
333. S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
Select the program you are interested in (above) for more information.