California State University
9001 Stockdale Hwy.
Bakersfield, California 93311
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
A BSN offers you a wider variety of job possibilities. Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Public Health Nurse (PHN) certificate that permits you to work in either public health or school nursing. A basic knowledge of nursing theory and research methods as well as community health nursing set the BSN graduate apart from the ADN graduate. You will also gain a deeper understanding of pathophysiology which will be invaluable in your clinical setting.
We have worked closely with our faculty, nursing leaders, ADN programs, and community members to craft a solid and updated curriculum for the RN to BSN student. We have received positive feedback from the community and our students. Our program has recently changed as of Winter 2009 to an online format. We currently offer all Nursing lecture courses online. This program is not intended for students residing outside of the Bakersfield, Visalia, or Lancaster areas, as we still require 100 hours of clinical.
BSN Program Details
The Department of Nursing offers a baccalaureate program built upon a foundation of science and liberal education which prepares graduates as professional nurses for positions in hospitals and community agencies. All graduates from the program are recommended for certification as public health nurses in the State of California. This program also prepares students for entrance into graduate programs in Nursing. The program is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The nursing curriculum is organized according to the four universal concepts of nursing which include the client, the environment, health and the nurse. The client is defined as the individual, the family, groups/aggregates and the community. Students study health, health problems and human responses which occur as a result of life processes. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process as a systematic method of assisting clients to attain, regain and maintain maximum functional health status. Nursing intervention with clients is based on the use of the nursing process with a focus on the various roles of the nurse including educator, clinician, leader and researcher.