Family and Consumer Sciences:
The Master of Science (MS) program has been updated with changes.
The Department now offers an MS in FCS with options in
- Apparel Design & Merchandising
- Consumer Affairs & Family Studies
For questions about the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, please contact the Chair:
Yi Tom Cai
Statement on the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (A-BSN)
Farrell J. Webb, PhD
Dean, College of Health & Human Development
For a number of years, CSUN has prepared nurses for professional practice, and we continue to offer our respected Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) without change. The university is committed to building pathways into the critical field of nursing. This is why CSUN created the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (A-BSN), which helps those who already hold a baccalaureate degree in any other field of study to earn the BSN in a shorter amount of time than the traditional BSN degree. However, the long recession and related changes in state funding led to changes in CSU policy that eliminate the use of state funding for second baccalaureate programs such as the A-BSN at CSUN.
CSUN is exploring the option of offering the A-BSN using self-supported funding rather than state-supported funding. This idea was proposed to faculty in light of the need to comply with current CSU policy. An overwhelming majority (90 percent) voted to explore moving the A-BSN to self-support funding rather than discontinuing the program.
We will be working with members of the faculty from the department of Nursing to redesign this program to determine whether moving it to self-supported funding is a viable option given the nature of the program. If plans to change the nature of support for the CSUN A-BSN program are successful, it will be similar to self-supported A-BSN programs already in place at other CSU campuses such as Cal State LA, Sacramento State, and CSU Stanislaus.
The School Nurse Credential Program in the Department of Nursing has been suspended until further notice and is no longer accepting new students.
For questions about the Department of Nursing, please contact the Chair:
Recreation & Tourism Management:
The Therapeutic Recreation Option in the Department of Recreation and Tourism Management has been suspended until further notice and is no longer accepting new students.
For questions about the Department of Recreation and Tourism Management, please contact the Chair:
Dr. Mechelle Best