San Diego State University

RN to BSN FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will the RN to BS in Nursing Program take?
    Most students will complete the program in twelve to fifteen months.
  • Can I work while I am in the RN to BS program?
    Attending school requires significant study time.  We encourage each student to assess their ability to work, study and balance other commitments. Please note: All students must enroll in a minimum of six units their first semester at SDSU. Working part time or taking a year off will enable the student to complete the program in the shortest period of time.
  • When do classes meet?
    Most classes meet weekly.  Students will be required to attend the clinical lab section as assigned, given limited clinical placement opportunities.
  • What if I have my Bachelor’s Degree in another field?
    Second baccalaureate degree students are able to quickly move through our program within one year, and the general education courses and international requirement are waived.
  • What is my chance of admission to the RN to BSN program?
    Most students who meet the minimum program admission requirements including a minimum GPA 3.2,  and also meet the university admission requirements will be admitted to the program. See admission requirements here http://nursing.sdsu.edu/programs/rn-to-bsn/admissions/