The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is an academic degree in the science and principles of nursing that broadens the expanse of nursing practice and qualifies students for advanced professional career opportunities in a wider array of healthcare settings, both locally and globally.

There is no direct entry BSN program at CSUMB. All entering students must be graduates of an Associates Degree in Nursing program (ADN) and hold a current California Registered Nursing license.

The BSN degree can be obtained in approximately 12 to 15 months, depending on the pathway. Courses are offered through Extended Education as "hybrid" courses, which is a blend of on-line and face-to-face courses to maximize access opportunities for students. Courses are typically scheduled all in the same day to accommodate students' schedules.

In order to graduate, you will also need to complete your general education and university requirements.

Complete ALL of the following courses:

  • NURS 300: Professional Nursing Proseminar (3 units)
  • NURS 301: Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 units)
  • NURS 302: Health Assessment and Promotion Across Lifespan with Lab (3 units)
  • NURS 306: Case Management and Care Coordination Across the Lifespan (3 units)
  • NURS 310: Healthcare Policy and Population Health (3 units)
  • NURS 321: Information Management for Nursing in Health Care (3 units)
  • NURS 350: Healthcare Assessment within the Latino Population (3 units)
  • NURS 365: Global Health and the Socio-Cultural Constructs of Health and Illness (3 units)
  • NURS 430: Research and Evidence-Based Practice for The Nursing Profession (3 units)
  • NURS 440: Healthcare Delivery Systems and Nursing Leadership (3 units)
  • NURS 499S: Community Health Nursing with Laboratory (6 units)

Nursing Elective. If you need additional units to meet graduation requirements, you may elect to take the following:

  • NURS 370: Palliative Care Across the Lifespan (3 units)

MLO 1 Communication

Demonstrate effective communication principles in conducting professional relationships.

MLO 2 Population Health

Apply community/public health models and theories to promote health and well-being of diverse populations across the lifespan.

MLO 3 Evidence-based Practice

Critically analyze research findings, theory, and health policies as it applies to nursing practice.

MLO 4 Information Literacy

Integrate health care technology and data in the assessment and evaluation of quality of care, safety, and health status of of patients/populations.

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