College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Department of Nursing

RN to BSN pathway

CSUMB Nursing Group Photo in Guadalajara

The RN-BSN Pathway is for students who possess an active unrestricted California R.N. License.

These students may be employed in the community as nurses and wish to pursue their BSN degree. The courses can be completed in 3 semesters of full-time enrollment or over 5 semesters of part-time enrollment.

The nursing program’s required coursework builds upon prior knowledge in nursing and general education. The courses focus on communication, global health, community health, policy and research to strengthen critical-thinking and leadership skills.

Students will receive hands on experience when placed at partner agencies in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito Counties and if enrolled through the Cuesta-CSUMB partnership, in San Luis Obispo county.


CSUMB has partnered up with the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) to offer on-site classes at CHOMP for RN nurses to earn their BSN. Nurses will receive the convenience of learning at their work place and learn from the same instructors at CSUMB. Nurses will be able to continue to work, earn their BSN in 3 semesters, and be in a classroom with their fellow colleagues.

If you're an interested nurse at CHOMP and would like more information, email us at

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