Pre-licensure BSN Track

Discover what you can learn and where a nursing major can take you.

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) prepares you for the profession as a registered nurse (RN). Nurses can work as an RN with an associate’s degree, yet nurses with a BSN are typically given more responsibility, supervisory roles, higher salaries and overall have many more opportunities available to them.

“The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is calling for the proportion of nurses with bachelor’s degrees to increase from 50 percent to 80 percent by the year 2020.” (The RWJ Foundation, 2010).

nursing class in session


  • Helping people
  • Science
  • Healthcare
  • Using technology

icon Learn

  • Integrate knowledge from the liberal arts and sciences in making nursing judgments
  • Demonstrate professional values, which derive from the core values of caring: altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice
  • Use clinical reasoning as an integral part of all decision making


  • Public health nursing
  • School nursing
  • Nursing leadership and management
  • Critical care
  • Armed services health care
  • Nursing education or research
  • Home or ambulatory health care

iconCareer Opportunities

  • Doctor’s Medical Center
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Emanuel Medical Center
  • Stanford Medical Center
  • UCLA Medical Center
  • Merced School District
  • Stanislaus County Public Health
  • Dignity Health

icon Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing with three tracks available:
    - Pre-licensure BSN track
    - ADN to BSN track
    - LVN to BSN track
  • Accelerated Second Bachelor of Science in Nursing for students with a prior bachelor’s degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science
  • Master of Science in Nursing, with concentrations in:
    - Education
    - Administration
    - Gerontological nursing

Nursing Student


"We learn more about leadership, delegation and conflict resolution. The nursing program at CSU Stanislaus helped me to grow as a nurse leader."

Nursing Student