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 community college partners and CSUMB that facilitates seamless academic progression to 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 Collaborative enables the ADN student to earn a BSN degree in 2 semesters after graduating from the 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.

  • Cabrillo College’s nursing program is an integral part of the college, the community that surrounds it, and the nursing profession. For more information visit Cabrillo College's Nursing program and view the ADN to BSN pathway.

  • The two-year program offered at Cuesta College offers students a well-rounded education with a variety of clinical settings and diverse faculty. For more information visit Cuesta College's Nursing program and view the ADN to BSN pathway.

  • The Allied Health Department offers courses leading to a Certificate of Proficiency or Associates of Science (A.S.) degrees in several health occupations. For more information visit Gavilan College's Allied Health programs and view the ADN to BSN pathway.

  • The four‐semester course of study consists of classroom, high‐fidelity simulation, nursing skills laboratory, seminar, interprofessional, and clinical experiences. For more information visit Hartnell College's Nursing program and view the ADN to BSN pathway.

  • Monterey Peninsula College offers courses in both general education and nursing to provide the scope of knowledge required to assure the delivery of quality nursing care. For more information visit Monterey Peninsula College's Nursing program and view the ADN to BSN pathway.

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