Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Undergraduate Programs Leading to a BSN Degree
Welcome to the California State University, Fresno Nursing Undergraduate programs. Fresno State's BSN program is an accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CNNE) and prepares graduates to pass the NCLEX-RN with all the competencies recommended by the California Board of Nursing. The first-time passage rate consistently ranges in the 90 percentile. The framework of RN-BSN program is designed to build upon the the education received for an associate degree in nursing (ADN). Graduates of our programs in Nursing enjoy the reputation of excellence in health care delivery among employers and nurse leaders.
The pre-licensure BSN program is designed for individuals seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree and become a registered nurse. Admission requires the completion of the eight pre-requisite courses: 1) English Reading and Composition, 2) Speech/Oral Communications, 3) Critical Thinking, 4) Statistics, 5) General Chemistry, 6) Microbiology, 7) Human Anatomy, and 8) Human Physiology prior to submitting the required nursing supplemental application. The nursing program is comprised of 3 years of focused nursing courses. Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BSN degree and will be eligible to apply for the RN licensure exam.
Fresno State also offers a highly sought after online RN-to-BSN completion program for students practicing registered nurses (RN) who already have an Associate Degree in Nursing and would like to obtain a baccalaureate degree. The applicant is required to have completed the eight pre-requisite courses: 1) English Reading and Composition, 2) Speech/Oral Communications, 3) Critical Thinking, 4) Statistics, 5) General Chemistry, 6) Microbiology, 7) Human Anatomy, and 8) Human Physiology the semester prior to entering the program. This program allows students to move through the program as a cohort and complete the baccalaureate degree in 3 semesters. There is no flexibility with this timeline.