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CSUN Department of Nursing

"CSUN. Nursing Education in the Valley, for the Valley & Beyond"

CSUN Nursing Lab


Overview of Nursing Programs at CSUN

CSUN Nursing programs offer a variety of options for students who are not yet an RN and wish to become one, as well as existing RNs who would like to enhance their educations through a BSN, Public Health Nursing Certificate, or a School Nurse Credential.


The RN to BSN program is designed specifically for the RN who wishes to enhance his or her education with a bachelor degree. For more information, please visit the RN to BSN Program Web Page.

Accelerated BSN

The Accelerated BSN program is a cohort-based 15 month program designed for the student who is not currently an RN. For more information, please visit the Accelerated BSN Program Web Page

School Nurse Credential

CSUN is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education to offer all of the courses required for the Ryan School Nurse Credential (Health Services Credential Authorizing Services as a School Nurse).  The program is open to school nurses who are Registered Nurses with a baccalaureate degree.

Please visit the School Nurse Credential website for more information.


Concurrent Enrollment Nursing Program

College of the Canyons and California State University Northridge have partnered to offer a valuable new program. Students will be concurrently enrolled in both nursing programs, taking courses for their BSN while completing their associate degree.

For more information please visit COC-CSUN ADN-BSN


Contact Us

Joanne Moreno
Department of Nursing
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8452
Phone: 818-677-7533

Fax: 818-677-2045


Location and Office Hours

The Nursing Department is located in Jacaranda Hall on the 2nd floor in room 2210. View Map.


Office Hours:

Monday:       8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday:       8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday : 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday:      8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday:          8:00am - 5:00pm


Office Closures:

November 11 - Veteren's Day

November 28-29 - Thanksgiving Holiday


Program Information

RN to BSN Website

Accelerated BSN Website

Public Health Nurse Certificate


Additional Information

Faculty and Staff


Preceptor Handbook

2012-2013 BSN Student Handbook

Policy and Procedure Handbook

NCLEX Pass Rates for California Nursing Programs


Faculty Positions

Faculty Opportunities

Part-Time Faculty Openings - 2013 - 2014 AY

Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing Opening


Current Students



Campus Policies and Programs

* Both the RN to BSN Program and the A-BSN program are fully accredited by the Collegiate Commission for Nursing Education (CCNE) until 2014. This accreditation is accepted by graduate schools & federal agencies. 

**The 15-month 2nd baccalaureate BSN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.





Accelerated BSN - Summer 2014 or Fall 2014

   University Application Deadline: November 30, 2013

   Department Application Deadline: November 30, 2013

RN to BSN - Fall 2014

   University Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

   Department Application Deadline: November 30, 2013

ATTENTION: RN-to-BSN Fall 2014 Applicants

The Department of Nursing will start reviewing applications sometime in March. Applicants will be notified through email regarding application status (i.e. application confirmation receipt, missing application materials, etc.) Please keep in mind that admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program.


Information sessions will be hosted on the following Saturdays from 9:00am to 10:00am in Jacaranda Hall (JD) 1553. Space is LIMITED.  Please RSVP by emailing ABSN@csun.edu.

October 12, 2013 - OPEN

October 19, 2013 - OPEN

October 26, 2013 - OPEN

November 2, 2013 - OPEN

November 16, 2013 - OPEN

November 23, 2013 - OPEN

For directions and parking information please visit: http://www.csun.edu/csun-maps

Faculty Position Opening: Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing

Part-Time Faculty Openings: 2013 - 2014 AY


CCNE Accreditation


Please be advised that the Nursing Department BSN program at California State University Northridge is scheduled for an accreditation visit from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in November 2013.  In preparation CCNE requires that our community of interest be invited to submit written third-party comments to CCNE. Comments will be accepted until October 21, 2013.  Comments are confidential and not shared with the Department but must be signed to be included in the review process.


Comments should be addressed to:  

Catherine Sneed
Accreditation Coordinator
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite #530
Washington, DC 20036



Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the CSUN Nursing Program!

CSUN has a long history of commitment and dedication to nurses in the San Fernando Valley. As a result of that committment, CSUN offers a variety of innovative programs geared specifically to the needs of our local community. Our programs include an Accelerated BSN, an RN to BSN, a School Nurse credential, and a Public Health Nursing Certificate.

The mission of the CSUN Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is to develop professional nursing leaders in all areas of practice who can apply new and past nursing knowledge and build upon existing competencies. We value integrity, advocacy, excellence, lifelong learning, respect for others, and competence.

You are welcome to contact us for more information regarding any of our nursing programs, and for any questions you may have related to your nursing education. I look forward to hearing from you.

Marianne Hattar-Pollara, PhD., CNS(c). FAAN
Director of Nursing

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