Nursing BSN.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is an academic degree in the science and principles of nursing that broadens the expanse of nursing practice and qualifies students for advanced professional career opportunities in a wider array of healthcare settings, both locally and globally.

There is no direct entry BSN program at CSUMB. All entering students must be graduates of an Associates Degree in Nursing program (ADN) and hold a current California Registered Nursing license.

The BSN degree can be obtained in approximately 12 to 15 months, depending on the pathway. Courses are offered through Extended Education as "hybrid" courses, which is a blend of on-line and face-to-face courses to maximize access opportunities for students. Courses are typically scheduled all in the same day to accommodate students' schedules.

To learn more about the major, visit the Department of Nursing website.

Required Courses

In order to graduate, you will also need to complete your general education and university requirements.

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Nursing Elective. If you need additional units to meet graduation requirements, you may elect to take the following:

Learning Outcomes

MLO 1 Communication

Demonstrate effective communication principles in conducting professional relationships.

MLO 2 Population Health

Apply community/public health models and theories to promote health and well-being of diverse populations across the lifespan.

MLO 3 Evidence-based Practice

Critically analyze research findings, theory, and health policies as it applies to nursing practice.

MLO 4 Information Literacy

Integrate health care technology and data in the assessment and evaluation of quality of care, safety, and health status of of patients/populations.

Course Pathways

ADN to BSN Full-time Pathway

Summer Term 1

Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major

Summer Term 2

Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • A4

Fall Term 3

Spring Term 4

Units: 6
Requirements:
  • D4
  • Major
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Any approved course (if needed)
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D2

RN to BSN Full Time Pathway

Fall Term 1

Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • A4

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 3

Units: 6
Requirements:
  • D4
  • Major
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Any approved course (if needed)
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D2

RN to BSN Part-time Pathway

Fall Term 1

Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • A4

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 3

Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major

Fall Term 4

Spring Term 5

Units: 6
Requirements:
  • D4
  • Major
Course: Any approved course (if needed)
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D2
Units: 3
Requirements: