California State University - Bakersfield

Department of Nursing

College Type: Four or more years, Public

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BSN Program

California State University - Bakersfield Nursing Department is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) for the BSN program. The baccalaureate nursing program at CSUB is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.

The Department of Nursing now offers a 3-year/9-quarter program.  Students accepted to this program will have summers off.  This program does replace the 21-month/7-quarter program that was previously offered by CSUB.

The curriculum also incorporates courses in nursing theory, research and teaching to add depth to the core courses. The course on advanced nursing roles is also designed to help with planning future career and to facilitate transition to the expanded professional opportunities opened up by a MSN degree.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the following prerequisites with a “C” or higher
  • Must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or greater in all Prerequisite and Math/Science Prerequisite
  • Course work (two separate GPAs will be evaluated).
  • Must be in good standing at the last college/university attended.
  • Must have no more than 5 general education courses outstanding or in-progress at the time the application is submitted.
  • Be admitted to California State University, Bakersfield.
  • Have an active California RN license.
  • Have a current CPR certification from the American Heart Association.
  • Must have a computer with internet access and a current email address.
  • Must have the ability to travel to Bakersfield for the pre-acceptance interview and to complete the on campus orientation, background check, and required clinical hours as assigned.
  • Have completed an Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) from an accredited college nursing program

Graduates from all tracks are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.

California State University - Bakersfield Nursing Department is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) for the BSN program. The baccalaureate nursing program at CSUB is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 93.9%
Average number of students tested annually: 80
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at California State University - Bakersfield as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 95 96.84 71.45
2011 78 92.31 88.22
2010 67 92.54 87.53
2009 94 86.17 88.47
2008 53 71.7 87.58
2007 53 71.07 85.88
This program has been closed in 2012. The school no longer accepts students.

Masters Program

Nursing program is currently closed. No applications are being accepted at this time, and no classes will be offered for 2011-2012 or 2012-2013. A decision about the future of the MSN program will be made during the 2012-2013 academic year. BRN approval and CCNE accreditation for the MSN program have been voluntarily withdrawn due to the program's closure.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs have not been affected by the status of the MSN program. Applications for the Traditional BSN program and the RN to BSN Completion program will continue to be accepted as usual. The BSN program continues to enjoy BRN approval and CCNE accreditation.

Program accreditations: Not Accredited

Masters programs offered at this school:

MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

California State University - Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311