Cal State San Bernardino’s online Registered Nursing to Bachelor of Science Nursing program has been listed as one of the state’s best – ranked No. 4 – according to

The rankings recognized the various nursing program offerings and advantages by, whose mission is to promote excellence in nursing by enabling future and current nurses with the education and employment resources they need to succeed, according to their website.

“Nursing is one of the most noble professions, and now, more than ever, we see the critical role nurses play on the front lines of public health here in California" said Sastry G. Pantula, dean of the College of Natural Sciences. “I am very proud our program has been ranked as one of the state’s best. This is gratifying and affirms that our Department of Nursing leadership, faculty, and staff are doing an excellent job in preparing nurses and future nurses for success in our communities that need them most.”

Terri Burch, chair of the CSUSB Department of Nursing, said the ranking recognizes the work and dedication of the department faculty and staff.

“We are pleased to meet the needs of nurses in Southern California,” Burch said. “Our nurses appreciate the streamlined curriculum and faculty attention offered by a hybrid program near their homes and work.” 

The CSUSB Department of Nursing RN to BSN track is a hybrid-online plan of study. The track is designed for students holding a California RN license who wish to complete a BS in nursing. The delivery of courses includes theory and clinical. The track is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and meets the requirements for public health nursing certification in California.

The rankings methodology is based on the following breakdown – accreditation (5 points), institution offers online programs (20 points), ratio of total nurse completions vs total program completions awarded by the institution, sorted from higher to lower ratios (25 points), annual tuition and fees adjusted for each county’s cost of living sorted by lowest to highest (25 points), ratio of faculty that are tenured (5 points), acceptance rate percentage for the college/university (10 points), and graduate rate at 150 percent of normal time (10 points).

For more information on the CSUSB Department of Nursing RN to BSN track, visit the Post-Licensure RN to BSN Program website.

Visit the website to learn more about its rankings.