California State University
400 West 1st Street
Chico, California 95929
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
In addition to basic RN education, CSU, Chico has included RN-BSN education since the School of Nursing began in 1954. The current RN-BSN pattern accentuates flexibility and convenience for the working nurse, including nurses in distant communities. This has occurred as a result of rapid advances in computer technology and online course capability.
With grant funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Superior California Area Health Education Center, we have been able to use online delivery methods to make the program more flexible and accessible than ever before. Thus, the program can reach the most distant areas of our rural region and meet the needs of nurses who have seven-day-a-week, around-the-clock, work schedules.
Answer the following questions to see if the California State University, Chico RN-BSN program might be right for you:
-Are you a registered nurse interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing?
-Do you live in a rural area so commuting to campus is difficult?
-Do you want to enhance your career as a health care professional and become a leader in your field?
BSN Program Details
CSU, Chico baccalaureate graduates are prepared to be the future leaders in nursing and are well regarded in the nursing community.
In recent years there has been high student demand for this major. Students interested in this program should apply during the initial filing period of the admissions cycle (November for any fall semester; August for any spring semester).
Only a limited number of students are admitted to this program for fall and spring semesters. Because of high student demand, nursing has been declared an impacted area of study, and special requirements for application to an impacted program apply. Special selection criteria are used to determine which students will be admitted.
MSN Program Details
The master's degree program at California State University, Chico has been in existence since 1970 and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Our graduates currently function in influential health advisory positions at the state level, as nursing faculty in programs throughout California, as administrators in many types of health organizations, and as expert clinicians and managers.
The CSU, Chico School of Nursing offers a master's program that is geared to meet the needs of nurses in a rural area. We provide a strong program that enables students to gain advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of adult health and the educator role. The clinical core courses provide a broad foundation in aspects of adult health from a biophysical and psycho-social/spiritual perspective, and we encourage and facilitate the development of each student's own area of clinical interest within the focus of the program. In addition, courses in research, nursing theory, and teaching/learning add depth to the core foundation. The course in the dynamics of the advanced nursing role helps with career planning and the transition into the expanded roles opened up by a master's degree in nursing.