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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (A-BSN) Program

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.

Beginning in spring 2019, the A-BSN program will be administered through CSUN's Tseng College, pending CSU Chancellor's Office approval. The Tseng College has details about the A-BSN at CSUN.

Updated: March 23, 2018

What is the Accelerated BSN (A-BSN) program?

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (A-BSN) prepares students to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) upon graduation and to become Registered Nurses. This option for earning the BSN is designed for second-degree students who hold a minimum of a BA or BS degree in any field and who have completed necessary prerequisite courses and admission requirements.

The program of study is intense, and nursing courses required for licensure are completed within four (4) semesters. This BSN option builds on previous learning and provides specific clinical education that prepares nursing professionals who can practice in a wide variety of settings. The BSN framework emphasizes the practice of professional nursing including assessment, promotion, maintenance, restoration, and evaluation of the health of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. Nursing courses include classroom instruction and clinical laboratories in patient care settings.