Department of Nursing
Health and Physical Education, Room 215
(909) 537-5380    http://nursing.csusb.edu/

Bachelor of Science

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

  • Nursing
  • RN to BSN Bridge Program

Master of Science in Nursing

  • (Degree requirements can be found on Page 515 in the 2012-2014 Bulletin of Courses.)

The Department of Nursing offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. The program is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing of California, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and meets requirements for public health nursing certification in California.

Courses are provided that include theory and clinical experience in caring for clients across the life span who are from diverse psychosocial and cultural backgrounds. A wide range of health care agencies is used for clinical experience. The intent of the program is to graduate generalists in nursing who are concerned with promoting optimum health in a variety of settings.

The B.S. in Nursing is an impacted program. Students are screened for admission to the program prior to the first nursing course, NURS 200. The major factor in screening is the student's grades in courses prerequisite to NURS 200. Only California permanent residents are eligible for admission. All pre-nursing majors should attend a general advising session with the Nursing Department. Contact the Department of Nursing for more information or visit the website.

Students in the nursing program must carry malpractice insurance, personal health insurance, and workers compensation (as required by clinical agencies). Low-cost insurance is available through the Student Nurses Association of California and through professional organizations for registered nurses or through many independent companies. Nursing students must have a valid California driver's license and access to an automobile covered by appropriate automobile insurance. Prior to entering the first quarter of classes, students must have a current American Heart Association CPR-Healthcare Provider card, proof of a physical examination, proof of immunity to rubella, hepatitis B and other specified infectious diseases, and a two-step Mantoux skin test, or a chest x-ray if there is proof of a positive TB skin test.

Additional immunizations may be required. Proofs of bi-annual renewal of CPR certification and annual PPD testing or chest x-ray, if indicated, will be required. Information about professional behavior, clinical attire, picture identification and other regulations can be found in the undergraduate student handbook. All nursing students are required to complete a background check upon admission to the program. Additional background checks, including drug screen testing may be required by certain clinical agencies at the student's expense. All convictions must be reported, except for minor traffic violations. When applying for licensure with the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), all prior convictions will be reviewed as related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a registered nurse. Each application is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The BRN considers the nature, severity, and recency of the offenses, as well as rehabilitation and other factors. When applying for licensure with the BRN, prospective nursing students are advised that they will have to disclose their social security number.

Registered Nurse Applicants

Nurses possessing an associate degree or diploma in nursing and holding current California licensure as a registered nurse may apply for admission as a transfer student at the junior level. Diploma graduates may enter the university as "natural sciences undeclared (nursing) majors" while completing lower-division requirements.

Enrollment of RNs in nursing courses is on a space-available basis. Contact the Department of Nursing for more information about the RN-BSN program.

For more information please visit our website. Department of Nursing.