College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Department of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in 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.

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), valid California RN License, or will earn a California RN license prior to last semester in the program. 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.

RN to BSN pathway

The full time or part time RN to BSN pathway is designed for students who possess an active unrestricted California R.N. License.

ADN to BSN pathway

The ADN to BSN is a collaborative dual-enrollment program between community college partners and CSUMB. This facilitates seamless progression towards a BSN degree.

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 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