College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Department of Nursing

The CSUMB BSN Program

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.

California State University, Monterey Bay offers two pathways for students to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). All entering students must be graduates of an Associates Degree in Nursing program (ADN) and hold a current California Registered Nursing license. There is no direct entry into the BSN program at CSUMB. Learn more about the two pathways from ADN to BSN or RN to BSN.

Select the BSN Degree Pathway that meets your needs:

Nursing graduates

RN - BSN Pathways Full Time/Part Time

The RN-BSN option is for students who possess an active unrestricted California R.N. License. Students are currently employed in the community as nurses and wish to pursue a BSN degree full-time in 3 semesters or part-time in 5 semesters.

Students in classroom

ADN - BSN Pathways By Community College

The ADN-BSN is a collaborative dual-enrollment program between community college partners and CSUMB. This facilitates seamless progression towards a BSN degree. Students begin in summer semester 1 at year 1 of ADN program and transition to BSN after completion of ADN at year 2 for 3 semesters towards the BSN.

Want to learn about our Nursing Program?

Drop in and talk with the Department Chair!
Virtual Open Forum
June 28 at 11am

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Alyssa Erikson
Department Chair AY
Department of Nursing


This program is approved for the Public Health Nursing Certificate by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at CSU Monterey Bay is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791