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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing




What will I learn?

This option for earning the B.S.N. is designed for second-degree students who hold a minimum of a B.A. or B.S. 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 semesters. This B.S.N. option builds on previous learning and provides specific clinical education that prepares nursing professionals who can practice in a wide variety of settings. The B.S.N. 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.S.N., graduates will use critical thinking, therapeutic interventions and communication across a wide variety of settings in order to:

Evaluate nursing care patients across the lifespan from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings to ensure that is compassionate, age and culturally appropriate, and based on a patient’s preferences, values, and needs. Collaborate with members of the interprofessional healthcare team to manage and coordinate the provision of safe, quality care for patients, families and groups. Demonstrate use of best current evidence and clinical expertise when making clinical decisions in the provision of patient-centered care. Evaluate evidence-based information and patient care technology in the provision of safe, quality patient-centered care. Use evidence-based quality improvement processes to effect change in the delivery of patient-centered care. Determine appropriate use of strategies to mitigate errors and reduce the risk of harm to patients, self and others in a variety of healthcare settings.

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$7,064.00 per year
Tuition and other fees: USD $3,532 for seven or more units per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

28 February 2023

Start date

August 2023


College of Health and Human Development

Sequioa Hall Room 220,

18111 Nordhoff Street,



91330, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You will be considered for admission to CSUN if you meet the following requirements: You have earned a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, or an average of "B" grades on an "A - F" letter grading scale. (CSUN will convert your international GPA when you apply for admission).

For international students

An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.21 or better or a master’s degree of 3.0 or better. All prerequisite course grades must be “C” or higher. All science prerequisites must have been completed within the past 7 years. Courses that have been taken at an upper division undergraduate level or that combine prerequisite content (e.g., single course of 5 semester units in anatomy and physiology with lab) will be considered on a case-by-case basis as potentially meeting minimum requirements.

English Language Requirement

IELTS Academic - International English Language Test System: 6.0 or higher

iTEP Academic - International Test of English Proficiency: 5.0 or higher

PTE Academic - Pearson’s Test of English: 45 or higher

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet Based score: 61; Paper-based score: 500


*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About California State University Northridge

“As one of the best universities in California, CSUN gives students the academic background and practical experience to be skilled professionals.”

  • More than 130 degree programs offered
  • Renowned in-person Intensive English-language Program (IEP)
  • Beautiful sunny weather year-round
  • Diverse learning environment

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