RN to BSN
The bachelor of science in nursing prepares those who hold an associate degree in nursing to become leaders in their profession. Classes strengthen clinical decision making based on critical thinking skills and broaden students' academic foundation. Participants also learn about community and public health nursing and nursing research processes. Leadership instruction includes conflict management. This program prepares students for graduate study in nursing.
Read and download FPU's RN to BSN mission statement.
- 18 month program
- Experienced and highly-rated university faculty
- Stimulating academic environment
- Accredited by the CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)*
- Cohort groups of 7-20 students provide maximum interaction and support
- Cohorts meet face-to-face for class one night per week in this efficient, accelerated program
- Students from a variety of workplaces and cultural backgrounds
Nurses with a BSN are prepared to become administrators in hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices and retirement centers. They are also qualified for nursing positions within the healthcare industry.
- Completed application form and $40 fee (fee waived if you attend an information meeting)
- All application pieces, official transcripts, recommendation form and admissions essay
- Minimum 2.4 GPA
- Minimum 60 transferable baccalaureate level units
- Active nursing license or proof of application for California registered nursing license
- Proof of graduation from community college
- Completion of AS degree in nursing
- Four years post secondary experience
- Co-requisite courses: statistics, writing and chemistry*
*These co-requisite courses are required for graduation, and it is strongly recommended that students complete these courses prior to beginning the cohort.
View a list of courses and descriptions.
New cohorts are formed each spring (February) and fall (August). Please check your center for class availability.
How much does it cost?
Tuition is competitively priced and financial aid is available. View details on tuition and fees.
How do I apply?
The application process is straightforward. View details on how to apply.
For additional information or for program availability, contact the following Degree Completion Offices:
|North Fresno Center||Visalia Center||Bakersfield Center|
To view all of the majors offered in the degree completion program, please visit our degree completion program page.
*Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791