Second Degree RN to BSN Students must meet all requirements for completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing program from a regionally accredited program and in addition hold a Bachelor’s Degree. Upon RN licensure, students then enter the SDSU RN to BS program.
Second baccalaureate students will move through the RN-BSN program at a faster pace as the international experience and SDSU Upper Division General Education requirements are waived.
For RN to BSN students, the nursing courses taken upon entering the SDSU School of Nursing include.
(schedule of courses subject to change)
- NUR 307: Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice(3 units – offered Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters)
- NUR 312: Nursing Professionalism(3 units – offered Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semester)
- NUR 320: Health Assessment and Health Promotion for RN to BS(4 units – offered Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semester)
- NUR 415/415L: Community Health(5 units – offered Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters)
- NUR 458/458L: Leadership(5 units – offered Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semesters)
- NUR 400/400L: Nursing Care of the Complex, High Acuity or Critically Ill Patients(6 units – offered Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Semester)
- NUR 437: Transitional Care of Populations(6 units – offered Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Summer 2020)
The length of the program may vary. However most Second Degree RN to BS students can complete the Bachelor of Science degree at SDSU within 10 months.
Note: The RN to BSN program curriculum is conveniently offered at both of SDSU’s campuses, the San Diego campus, and the Imperial Valley campus.