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.
- View a video profile of Alumnus Jennifer Caposella for her perspective.
- Experienced and highly-rated university faculty
- Stimulating academic environment
- Cohort groups of 7-20 students provide maximum interaction and support
- Cohorts meet one night per week in an efficient, accelerated 18 month program
- Students from a variety of workplaces and cultural backgrounds
What can I do with this degree?
- 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 wthin the healthcare industry.
What are the admission requirements?
- 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
Are there additional course requirements?
- Prerequisite courses within the program: chemistry, statistics and an upper division writing course
- Chemistry must be taken before pathology
- Statistics and the upper division writing course must be taken before nursing research
- Once admitted to the program, all remaining units must be from upper division courses
What courses will I be taking?
- View a list of courses and descriptions.
How much does it cost?
- Tuition is competitively priced and financial aid is available. View details on tuition and fees.
When can I start?
- New cohorts are formed each spring (February) and fall (August). Please check your center for class availability.
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:
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To view all of the majors offered in the degree completion program, please visit our degree completion program page.