Mission Statement

The mission of the CSUN Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is to develop professional nursing leaders in all areas of practice, who can apply new and past nursing knowledge and build upon existing competencies.

About the Department

CSUN has a long history of commitment and dedication to nurses in the San Fernando Valley. As a result of that commitment, CSUN offers innovative programs geared specifically to the needs of our local community.

CSUN offers two transfer programs for students who are admitted into a Community College Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, or who already have a Registered Nursing license. These programs include the ADN-BSN Community College Collaborative and the RN to BSN.

The second bachelor’s degree option is the Accelerated BSN. This program is a pre-licensure option and is the only option available to students who have already earned a previous bachelor’s degree and completed the necessary requirements to apply.

Students who complete the BSN requirements at CSUN are also eligible to apply for the Public Health Nurse Certificate offered through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

CSUN does not currently offer a traditional/generic pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for anyone who is looking to complete their first bachelor’s degree.

Academic Advisement

The department does not offer advisement for prospective students. Inquiries should be emailed to the Nursing office.

General Advisor

Sterling Davis

ABSN Program Advisor

Dr. Laurie Gelardi


The Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) is nationally accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and by the California Board of Registered Nurses (BRN).

Clubs and Societies


Department of Nursing
Chair: Rebekah Child
Jacaranda Hall (JD) 2210
(818) 677-5739