The baccalaureate curriculum offers pre-licensure students and registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing (or its equivalent) an upper-division program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. The 120 units consist of a specific combination of prerequisites, general education, nursing and elective courses. Graduates are eligible for certification as public health nurses in the State of California.
Once accepted into the program, students are required to have a clear criminal background check and other requirements.
Pre-Licensure, Accelerated BSN Pathway
The accelerated BSN pre-licensure pathway is for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in another field and who are not registered nurses (RN). This program will award students a second bachelor’s degree: a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). This program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, and graduates of this program are eligible to test for their California RN license.
Admission criteria for the Accelerated B.S. in Nursing are posted on the School of Nursing website: nursing.fullerton.edu.
Students are accepted into the accelerated nursing program in the fall semester. The university sets deadlines for new applications. For current deadlines, see the Admissions website: http://www.fullerton.edu/admissions.htm.
Submit a university application (available at csumentor.edu) and an official transcript of all previous college work to the Office of Admissions and Records
Submit a CSUF School of Nursing Accelerated BSN application with all required documents
Check with the School of Nursing website for application deadlines and required documents
Once accepted into the program, students must submit all required current documents as listed on the School of Nursing website
Participate in an on-campus interview upon request
For more information on admission procedures, visit the School of Nursing website: nursing.fullerton.edu.
Requirements for the Degree
The following courses are required for the Accelerated B.S. in Nursing major: