College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Department of Nursing

ADN - BSN collaborative pathways

The Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a collaborative, dual-enrollment program between CSUMB and community college partners that facilitates seamless academic progression to a BSN degree.

Students must be enrolled in the ADN program at their community college and successfully complete the first and second ADN semesters before starting the first CSUMB summer session. Collaborative program students who successfully meet the CSUMB program requirements can apply and be matriculated into CSUMB upon graduation from the ADN. This collaboration enables the ADN student to earn a BSN degree in 2 semesters after graduating from their community college.

Pathway timeline

Course of study Units
ADN 1st year varies
CSUMB Summer 1 6 units
ADN 2nd year varies
Graduate from ADN program and take exam for RN license
CSUMB Summer 2 3 units
CSUMB Fall Semester 12 units
CSUMB Spring Semester 9 units
Total 30 Units

Community college collaborative partners

The ADN-BSN collaborative program below provides a general guideline for students to complete the ADN degree requirements as well as the BSN requirements at CSUMB.

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