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A Message from the Department of Nursing during COVID-19

We are open and ready to support you!

As we continue to monitor and meet established safety guidelines in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our offices are still open and operating in a virtual format. You can leave us a voicemail by calling us at (909) 537-5380 , and a staff member will email you back as quickly as possible. You also may contact us directly via email at and we will respond as quickly as possible. Please keep a close watch for new announcements. Many of them, as well as several resources, can be found on CSUSB’s dedicated COVID-19/Coronavirus Information web page.

Thank you and stay safe.


CSUSB Department of Nursing

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Department Chair's Welcome

Professional nursing is a dynamic career with many opportunities. Registered Nursing is a prime occupation for job and professional growth. RNs are always in demand in California and in other states. If you are looking to prepare for a fulfilling career in Nursing, look no further. Cal State San Bernardino [CSUSB] offers what is needed the most - Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs.

The Department of Nursing continues to evolve toward improved collaboration and innovation in nursing education, scholarship, practice and service. We average over 400 undergraduate Nursing majors in the generic pre-licensure BSN program based on twice a year admissions [Fall and Winter]. The generic BSN program is offered at San Bernardino Campus as well as at the Palm Desert Campus. The RN to BSN program for individuals who already possess a California RN license is offered at both sites. At the Palm Desert Campus the RN to BSN program is hybrid, with courses offered mostly via distance learning. The Master of Science in Nursing program [hybrid] continues to grow and attract more applicants every year.

Nursing faculty are diverse in many ways, including their scholarly/research interests and activities. Faculty support student responsibility for participation in learning, and utilize contemporary teaching methodologies accordingly. Student growth and development as life long learner, future professional, and accountable person are important and therefore emphasized throughout the programs.

Various opportunities are available to Nursing majors, including but not limited to education partnership with a local hospital, externship work-study programs at local hospitals, volunteer community service activities both on-campus and off-campus, and participation in the nursing student organization Coyote Nurses.

You are invited to learn more about Nursing at CSUSB. Please attend one of our Pre-Nursing Advising Sessions [schedule available on our website]. Visit the College of Natural Sciences Peer Advising Center located in TC-031, or peruse the information throughout the Nursing website. You’ll be glad you did!

If you think you meet the standards of CSUSB Department of Nursing, we welcome your application for admission. I look forward to meeting some of California’s future nurses.

Terri Burch, Ph.D., RN
Department Chair

To Learn...To Lead...To Transform

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing programs at California State University San Bernardino are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

CSUSB's Nursing Department is proud to acknowledge their 3rd Quarter (July-September) NCLEX pass rate of 100%
for first-time test takers.

For Cumulative Scores:
NCLEX Pass Rates