RN to BSN Track

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

The RN to BSN program is designed to meet the needs of working registered nurses with both part-time and full-time tracks. Designed as a face-to-face completion program for registered nurses with an associate degree (ADN), the program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

“The Institute of Medicine is calling for the proportions of nurses with bachelor’s degrees to increase from 50 percent to 80 percent by the year 2020.” (RWJF, The Future of Nursing, 2010)

nursing class in session


  • Applying real-world solutions in nursing
  • Making a positive impact in healthcare
  • Leadership opportunities in nursing
  • Part-time (5 semester) or full-time (3 semester) tracks

icon Learn

  • Learn with other nurses
  • Use clinical reasoning in decision-making
  • Develop communication skills
  • Demonstrate professional values that derive from the core values of caring: Altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice


The Central Valley needs more nurses, and the RN to BSN degree program is designed to meet the needs of registered nurses who want to extend their educational and professional goals. Our nursing graduates tell us that completing their BSN was an important step in advancing their careers.

iconEligibility Requirements

  • A current license as a Registered Nurse in California.
  • Completed 60 semester units of baccalaureate-level transferable college credit.
  • Completed an AD or Diploma in nursing with a minimum of 30 semester units of nursing coursework, with a grade of C or better in each course.
  • Completed at least half of the University’s General Education requirements, including college-level English composition, statistics, and critical thinking, with a grade of C or better.
  • Complete an acceptable college-level statistics course of at least 3 semester units with a grade of C or better.
  • Gained admission to the University with an overall grade point average of 2.75 or better.
  • Gained admission to the School of Nursing. Program admission is contingent upon meeting minimum requirements and passing a physical exam, drug screening and a background check.


iconProgram Requirements

  • Complete University General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree (51 units minimum including transferable General Education units).
  • Complete the major of 26 or 27 upper-division units.
  • Complete 9 upper-division units, which meet the upper-division General Education requirements. Completion of a minor is not required.

icon Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing with three tracks available:
    - Pre-licensure BSN track
    - RN 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