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Academic Programs - ADN BSN

ADN-BSN Collaborative Tracks- CSULA/Community Colleges


California State University, Los Angeles, School of Nursing (CSULA SON) is collaborating with area community colleges to create a seamless transition from the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This collaboration will help California achieve the national goal of 80 per cent BSN level or higher nurses in the workforce by 2020. Accepted students enroll and complete this collaborative program through the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) and receive their BSN degree from CSULA upon successful completion of all course requirements.

Accepted students into this program will have completed pre-requisite courses at their respective community colleges and gained a solid foundation in nursing, enabling them to pass the NCLEX-RN exam and complete the ADN degree. The curriculum of the ADN- BSN degree builds on this strong foundation with post-licensure content completed at CSULA in Research, Theory, Leadership, Case Management, and Community/Public Health.

CSULA SON is committed to AB 1295 which prescribes an articulated nursing pathway to the BSN, no replication of nursing prerequisites or content taken at the community college, attainment of the BSN degree one year post ADN, and sustainability. The California Collaborative Model for Nursing Education (CCME) which includes dual enrollment and shared faculty is also a tenet of this collaborative effort.

The ADN student who is successfully admitted to this program will commit to completing the BSN degree at CSULA SON. Although courses may be taken during Summers at CSULA between their ADN program semesters, final admission to the BSN program for the last year will depend on a competitive grade point, GE certification and successful passage of the NCLEX examination.



Collaborative Roadmaps - CSULA/Community Colleges

Cerritos College

Cypress College

East Los Angeles College

Glendale Community College

Long Beach City College

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health

Los Angeles Harbor College

Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Pasadena City College

Rio Hondo Community College


Program Information

ADN-BSN Collaborative Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

General Collaborative Roadmap









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Last Update: 9/9/2014