• CSUN students and faculty in Nursing Lab

    Department of Nursing

  • CSUN students working in hospital setting

    Department of Nursing

  • CSUN Nursing students receiving awards

    Department of Nursing

Academic Programs

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.

Accelerated BSN

The Accelerated BSN program is a cohort-based 15 month program designed for the student who is not currently an RN. Students are required to have already earned a Bachelors degree prior to applying to this program.

School Nurse Credential

Important Notice: The School Nurse Program has been suspended until further notice and is no longer accepting new students. 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.

Community College-CSUN ADN-BSN Collaborative Program

California State University Northridge has partnered with area community colleges to offer a valuable new program. Students start with a California Community College associate degree in nursing (ADN) and complete a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) at CSUN.