Accelerated BSN Programs in California


Here are two nursing schools that offer the second degree BSN in California –

California State University – San Marcos  

With a pass rate of 95.15%, this school is one of the top places to be when aiming to enroll in the Accelerated BSN program. The university believes in professional networking where students are grouped into cohorts. CSU’s 24-month program was created for learners that already hold degrees from different disciplines. These are the people who do not have a single LVN or RN coursework. There are approximately 78 semester units of clinical and didactic coursework.

San Francisco State University

With a yearly enrollment of 26,800, this public university offers the full-time, fully approved accelerated BSN program for students who are yearning to change careers or those who simply want to have a second degree. This school was founded in 1899 and has long since produced graduates of varying degrees.

If you want to enroll in their ABSN program, you have one option and that is to study full-time. A challenge exam is provided for student who want credit for the courses that they want credited.

There are 11 nursing schools in California that provide Accelerated BSN program. We gathered some key information about each school to help you learn more about the schools' characteristics and the programs they provide.

Where applicable we also list weighted average NCLEX pass rate of the students who attended the schools in the last 3 years.

Azusa Pacific University
Azusa, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 84.50%

California Baptist University
Riverside, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 84.80%

California State University - LA
Los Angeles, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.80%

California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 97.10%

California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 88.70%

California State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 95.80%

Concordia University-Irvine
Irvine, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 92.20%

Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.30%

Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 74.90%

Samuel Merritt University
Oakland, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 89.90%

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

Average NCLEX pass rate
  • RN: 82.00%