Stanbridge University Online

The Stanbridge College RN to BSN program is offered exclusively online. The program is not accredited but Stanbridge College has institutional accreditation from the [...]

Simpson University

The Simpson University Nursing program prepares professional nurses for entry level positions. The BSN program is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. Graduates from this program will [...]

Pacific Union College

One Angwin Ave
Angwin, CA 94508

Point Loma Nazarene University

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA 92106

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA 92182

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132

Sonoma State University

1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192

United States University

1607 Hoover Ave
National City, CA 91950

(619) 477-6310 x2024

Unitek College

4670 Auto Mall Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 249-1060

University of Antelope Valley

44055 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534

West Coast University - Los Angeles

12215 Victory Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91606

(818) 299-5500

West Coast University - Orange County

1477 S Manchester Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Biola University

13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639

Brandman University Online

16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 341-9800

Hartnell College

411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901

Fresno Pacific University

1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, CA 93702

West Coast University - Ontario

2855 E. Guasti Rd
Ontario, CA 91761

Holy Names University

3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619

Azusa Pacific University Online

901 E Alosta
Azusa, CA 91702

California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

California State University - Bakersfield Online

9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311

California State University - Chico Online

First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929

California State University - Dominguez Hills Online

1000 E Victoria St
Carson, CA 90747

California State University - East Bay

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542

California State University - Fullerton Online

800 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831

California State University - Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840

California State University - Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032

California State University - Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330

California State University - San Bernardino Online

5500 University Pky
San Bernardino, CA 92407

California State University - San Marcos

333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096

California State University - Stanislaus

One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

Concordia University - Irvine

1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612

(949) 854-8002

Loma Linda University

11092 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Mount St. Mary's College

12001 Chalon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

National University

11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Pacific College Online

3160 Red Hill Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 662-4402

The state of California has exactly 382,430 licensed RNs at the moment. In the past 10 to 15 years, the role of a nurse has greatly expanded as she has taken on more responsibilities for health care delivery. It is no surprise, therefore, that the number of practicing nurses in the state has doubled between the years 1980 and 2008.

The past two decades also reflected that the nursing workforce for California has become more diverse. The number of African-American nurses has nearly doubled with a significant growth in graduates and nursing educational programs. 

California, when compared to the national average, has fewer nurses in every 100,000 people. Over the past decade, though, nursing enrollments has doubled over in this state, all this, according to the UCSF report.

Just like other states, many RNs are employed in hospitals and the number of those that work in home health care and offices is quickly rising. A lot of vacancies outside of acute care require a degree in BSN. But a current report reflected that only 27.4% of RNs in California hold a BSN degree (based on the year 2009 and 2010).

BSN opens more opportunities for a registered nurse. If you want to finally finish your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, here are a few colleges that you can look into –

The San Diego State University RN to BSN program can be accomplished in less than two years. A lot of their courses require students to be online while nursing care of the critically ill and community health courses require clinical hours.

The California State University – Chico has an RN to BSN program that takes approximately 15 months when studied part-time. Majority of the classes are taken online, with only 1-2 days of campus attendance required each semester. The course on public health/community has 135 contact hours. This is set up at a site that is most convenient for the student.

California State University – Bakersfield is largely an online program which accepts students once each year. It takes 12 months to finish this program and this is inclusive of 100 clinical hours that is spent at a public health department (winter term). Only 40 top ranking students are admitted annually. 

Below is is a complete list of schools that provide RN to BSN program in California. We know that the list is not complete but it has the most popular and all CCNE accredited programs. If you know a program that is not listed here please let us know.

RN to BSN Programs by State