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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at California State University San Bernardino is accredited by the Commision on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Program Description

The prelicensure BSN program at CSUSB prepares the graduate to take the national RN licensure examination (NCLEX-RN) and begin professional nursing practice.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing also prepares graduates for advanced nursing education required to enter advanced practice nursing roles.

Two cohorts are admitted annually to the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses, Fall and Spring terms.

To find out more about the BSN program, see the BSN Admissions page and Bulletin of Courses.

BSN Roadmap

BSN Program Learning Outcomes

BSN graduates will:

  1.  Demonstrate competent practice and evidence-based care based on the foundations of biological, physical, social, and nursing sciences in caring for individuals, families, and communities.
  2.  Demonstrate competence in critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills in the practice of nursing.
  3.  Apply the nursing process to provide ethical, patient-centered, holistic, culturally sensitive, and precise care, health promotion, and disease and injury prevention to individuals, families, communities, and populations across the lifespan, including care of acute and chronic health conditions and during public health disasters. 
  4. Utilize various forms of communication, including oral, written, and technological applications for disseminating accurate patient information and plans of care in order to maximize safety and optimize health outcomes.
  5.  Demonstrate leadership as a professional nurse and collaborate in clinical practice within a multidisciplinary team to monitor outcomes, improve patient care, and apply and promote health policies and regulatory standards that advocate for comprehensive and safe delivery of healthcare.
  6. Apply evidence as basis for practice, and support, facilitate and participate in research.
  7.  Assume the responsibility for knowledge acquisition of nursing science, excellence in clinical practice, nursing professional code of conduct and nursing values which serve as the basis for lifelong learning and professional development.

Effective Fall 2017