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Program Description

The RN to BSN program is designed for current CA-licensed Registered Nurses wishing to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The RN to BSN program admits students for Fall semester each year. Applications are accepted throughout the calendar year, with the application deadline of June 15th for the same year's Fall admission. 

The CSUSB RN to BSN hybrid program provides an opportunity to earn the BSN with a combination of online and traditional classroom instruction, allowing face-to-face interaction with a faculty member during four out of 15 semester weeks. 

Students are expected to log on to the learning management system and participate in course discussions during online activities. There are two clinical rotations in the program that requires students to attend pre-arranged community or hospital agencies. Before being able to complete this learning activity, students must demonstrate compliance with the nursing department requirements.

Visit the RN to BSN Admissions page or attend an RN to BSN Information Session for more information.

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RN to BSN Roadmap

For questions about the RN-BSN Semester roadmaps, please contact your faculty advisor (Current students) or HPAC advising (Prospective students)

RN to BSN Program Learning Outcomes

RN to 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, and culturally sensitive 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