NURSING (ADN TO BSN)
Last updated 01/13/11. The information in this guide is subject to change. The universities may require
additional lower division courses beyond those listed or articulated. Please review a current catalog of the
campus of your choice and consult with a counselor. The most recent CSU & UC articulation information is
available at www.assist.org/.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing may be earned by completing an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at the community
college and then enrolling in a baccalaureate degree completion program at a CSU, UC, or independent college or university.
Students choosing the RN to BSN option should contact the Nursing Department at the campus for more information prior to
applying. There may be special application procedures.
At least 17 CSU campuses offer the ADN to BSN major and are open to CSU-eligible applicants. Most of these majors are
not impacted. Admission criteria to the CSU include sixty semester units of college-transferable credit with at least thirty of
those units meeting CSU GE requirements.
SONOMA STATE The RN to BSN two-year upper division option is designed to articulate with community college
UNIVERSITY nursing programs. RN-BSN Admission requirements:
• 60 units of transferable credit: 30 units of nursing classes and 30 units of General
Required courses: Education requirements including Areas A (Speech, English Composition & Critical
ANAT 1; Thinking) and B4 (Statistics) (Per 2010-11 SSU catalog, applicants may be admitted
PHYSIO 1; without having yet completed Critical Thinking and/or Statistics, but must complete them in
MICRO 5 or 60 or HLC their first semester at SSU);
55; • 3 semester units of college level chemistry* with a grade of C or better;
CHEM 60*; • Human anatomy & physiology within the past 10 years or direct clinical nursing experience
ENGL 1A; within the last two years;
SPCH 1A or 60; • Current California licensure as an RN.
course; LVN-BSN: The SSU Dept. of Nursing no longer offers an LVN-BSN program. The state mandated
MATH 15 “LVN-30 unit option” continues to be available at SSU on a “as space is available basis” (particularly
clinical space). Over the past several years such space has not been available and does not seem
Note: *SSU will use CHEM likely in the near future. LVN’s interested in an LVN-BSN program are encouraged to contact the
60 to satisfy GE Area B1 Indiana State University program offered in California through a state approved partnership. The
for nursing students only
ISU-California program is a distant education program via the internet which can be done from
anywhere in California. Contact Millie Adkins for more information: 800-496-9613 or by email at
Pathways option: Registered nurses who wish to earn a Master’s degree in Nursing and who hold
a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing may be able do so through the Pathways
Contact the department at SSU or the college catalog for details about the LVN-BSN, LVN-RN, or
Pathways options. SSU Nursing Dept: www.sonoma.edu/nursing/.
UCLA UCLA’s School of Nursing Postlicensure RN-BS Program has been suspended for the 2011-12
academic year. It is unknown at this time whether the suspension is temporary or permanent.
LOMA LINDA Admissions requirements include a current California RN licensure, minimum GPA of 2.5 in all
UNIVERSITY college work, and C or better grades in all prerequisites.
Required courses: * Prerequisites include a Lifespan Development course (developmental psychology) not offered at
ANAT 1; PHYSIO 1;
MICRO 5; ** 20 quarter units in Humanities, including foreign language (preferably Spanish), and at least two
CHEM 60; other areas required. Choose from the following areas: Intro to Art or Music, Literature, Applied Art
ENGL 1A +1B; or Music, History, Philosophy, Logic.
PSYCH 1A; The program may be completed on a full or part-time basis. For more information, see
SOC 1; www.llu.edu/nursing/programs/bachelors.page?.
Developmental Psy* ;
PE (2 activity classes);
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PACIFIC UNION Admission requirements: In addition to the requirements for admission to the College, the
COLLEGE admission criteria for acceptance into the BSN program include:
1. ADN with current RN licensure
Required courses: 2. Junior academic standing
ANAT 1;PHYSIO 1; 3. Completion of ENGL 1A and speech
MICRO 5 or 60 or 4. Required cognates for the AS degree in Nursing
HLC 55; 5. Completion of GE for full-time status
CHEM 42 or 60 or * Additional requirements include a Human Development course (not offered at SRJC); Any two
1A or 8; courses with HIST prefix; Two courses in Humanities (each from a different area) from Art History,
FDNT 10 or 62; Music History, Literature, or Philosophy.
ENGL 1A +1B;
PSYCH 1A; File applications for admission both to the College and to the Department of Nursing.
SPCH 1A or 2 or
3A; See www.puc.edu/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/5740/NURS-02.pdf
ANTHRO 2 or SOC Articulation information:
1 or 10 or 2 or 30; www.santarosa.edu/for_students/student-services/articulation/agreements.shtml.
ANTHRO 2 or SOC Under Pacific Union College, click on General Education and scroll down to Nursing information.
2 or 30;
UNIVERSITY OF RN-ADN to MSN CLINICAL NURSE LEADER
SAN The RN-MSN accelerated degree program is designed for the registered nurse who holds an
FRANCISCO Associate’s Degree in Nursing and has now decided to pursue graduate nursing education. The
program is one that builds upon the student’s prior training, provides content and clinical
North Bay Regional experiences in community health nursing and leadership/management and moves the student
Campus in Santa directly into graduate nursing education. Although students will enter the program without an
Rosa earned bachelor’s degree, as they progress through the course of study, they will meet the
program outcomes of the MSN program. The total curriculum requirement is 46 units.
Admission to the program is based on an overall appraisal of the applicant’s ability to undertake
master’s study and of their potential contributions to the discipline of nursing as evidenced by the
• Official transcripts from colleges/universities attended
• Grade point average of 3.0 or higher
• Two letters of recommendation
• Personal statement
• Documentation of professional licensure
• TOEFL scores if needed
For more information, see www.usfca.edu/regions/santarosa.
Contact Rosa Turner, Director of North Bay Regional Campus at firstname.lastname@example.org
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