2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, RN-BSN (Online)


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The RN to BSN program has two pathway options designed to complete a degree in 12-16 months, depending on transferable units. The RN-BSN Bridge pathway is for California licensed Registered Nurses and the RN-BSN Accelerated pathway is for eligible students currently enrolled in a regionally-accredited Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. The fully online program increases students’ professional knowledge, enhances leadership and sharpens critical thinking skills. The degree completion program is an important step toward reaching your professional goals, whether you plan to continue practicing at the bedside, transition to a new specialization or pursue graduate studies. Consistent with CBU’s faith-based mission, the nursing curriculum emphasizes a holistic perspective utilizing the Humanbecoming Paradigm as a nursing theory for professional practice.

Admission Requirements


Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admission Requirements

Nursing, RN-BSN Pathways  
  • RN-BSN Bridge (Licensed RN)
  • RN-BSN Accelerated (Current ADN Students)
I. RN-BSN Bridge
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Admission Requirements

This program is designed for California licensed Registered Nurses who hold an Associate degree in nursing who are seeking to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in the RN to BSN degree completion program by fulfilling the required coursework and practicum hours.

Students interested in applying to the RN-BSN program must meet the following admissions requirements:

  1. Acceptance to California Baptist University. Admission standards for Undergraduate Studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog.
  2. An Associate’s degree from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the evaluated equivalency.
  3. Current, unencumbered California Registered Nursing (RN) License
  4. A minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average from an accredited college or university
  5. Official sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  6. Complete College of Nursing Clearances

 

II. Nursing, RN-BSN Accelerated Program
Admission Requirements

This program admits eligible students enrolled in a California regionally-accredited Associate Degree nursing program to the RN to BSN program.  The curriculum is designed to provide a bridge for accelerated degree completion. 

*Students obtain eligibility to apply for the NCLEX licensing exam through their enrolled respective ADN program.

Students interested in applying to the RN-BSN program must meet the following admissions requirements:

  1. Acceptance to California Baptist University. Admission standards for Undergraduate Studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog.
  2. Accepted and successfully progressing in an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  3. A minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average
  4. Official sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  5. Complete College of Nursing Clearances.
Prerequisite to Program
  • Anatomy /Physiology with a lab, microbiology with a lab, and chemistry with a lab

Online Major Program Requirements (124 units)


Prerequisite to Program


  • Current United States Registered Nursing License

Elective Requirements (6 units)


Complete six (6) elective units.  Please see your advisor for a list of semester options.

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