Nursing

  • 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

Accelerated BSN Academic Policies

  1. Nursing courses from other programs may be considered non-equivalent and not be transferred into this program with the exception of NURS 307/L.
  2. Students are admitted as a cohort. Should progression through the curriculum be interrupted, students whose progress is interrupted will need to reapply to the program and will be considered on a space available basis. All nursing courses must be completed within 5 years after taking the first nursing course.
  3. A minimum grade of C is required in all prerequisite and nursing courses. A C- will require the student to repeat the course or concurrent theory/lab courses. All nursing courses may be repeated only once with a maximum of 15 repeated units. Students progressing on schedule through the program will be given priority space in classes, and students repeating courses will be considered only on a space available basis. The need to repeat some courses may interfere with the repeating student’s ability to complete the degree.
  4. Students must enroll and pass concurrently both theory and clinical laboratory components of each area of study that contains these components.
  5. Requirements for A-BSN are the same as above for RN-BSN as related to necessary health insurance, health examinations, immunizations, TB testing, titres, criminal background checks, drug screens, student liability insurance, CPR certification, fire safety cards or other requirements needed to maintain compliance with University and affiliating clinical agency requirements. Documentation is to be submitted to the designated person upon request and before the first patient care experience.
  6. Access to transportation is required for clinical courses off campus.
  7. Due to the clinical requirements imposed by external clinical partners, students must be prepared to attend clinical rotations in the community settings any day of the week including weekends and at various times of the day including evenings and nights. No reasonable student accommodation to clinical scheduling can be made given the cohort nature of the program and the external limitations placed upon the Department by hospitals and other clinical settings. Clinical rotations can change each academic semester or year given external assignments of times and days.
  8. The faculty reserves the right to make program modifications as necessary to meet current professional standards, Board of Registered Nursing requirements, and accreditation criteria.