College of Nursing
The CBU College of Nursing trains students with state-of-the-art nursing equipment and a Simulation Lab, so students practice in the classroom what they'll need to know in their clinical rotations. To ensure students receive a variety of clinical experiences, rotations take place at various hospitals, health care facilities and the community.
CBU is the first university in Riverside County to offer a bachelor's degree and above in nursing. Our graduates are actively recruited by local and state health care providers. BSN and MSN-prepared nurses are shown to provide better outcomes for patients.
Serve the world through nursing
The mission of the College of Nursing is to educate competent, responsible, caring and professional nurses prepared from a biblical worldview to serve locally, nationally and globally; revering the human dignity of all persons created in the image of God.
Let me be the first to thank you for your interest in the CBU College of Nursing, one of the best private Christian nursing schools in California. Though the preparation to become a highly qualified nurse is demanding, the practice of nursing is one of the most noble and rewarding callings that an individual can pursue. We look forward to speaking with you and joining together in the service of humanity.
Karen Bradley, DNP, PNP-BC, NEA-BC
Dean, College of Nursing
Equipping Nurses For Nearly Two DecadesThe need and opportunity for skilled nurses has never been greater. The combination of long-term factors, including a growing elderly population and changes in state and national health care regulations, are driving a demand for nurses that will continue to grow in the years to come.
For nearly two decades, CBU's College of Nursing has been committed to the mission of preparing graduates to become excellent nurses who serve others as image bearers of God.
CBU nursing students, both undergraduate and graduate, serve in many ways and in many locations. They serve locally in clinical rotations and by donating their time, resources and care through community outreach programs such as serving food to the homeless. They also serve globally on global engagement trips, evaluating local and global health disparities and serving vulnerable populations within the community.
CBU is the first university in Riverside County to offer a bachelor's degree and above in nursing. Our graduates are actively recruited by local and state health care providers.
If you believe that you may be called to engage your heart and mind in the profession of nursing, please contact us for more information about CBU's undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing.
We look forward to speaking with you and joining together in the service of humanity.
Here for Your Purpose
Reputation in the Community
The College of Nursing has an excellent reputation in the community as does the university. We anticipate our graduates will be actively recruited by local and state health care providers. CBU is the first four-year regionally and nationally accredited university in the County of Riverside to be approved for such a program.
CBU Nursing Annex
The Nursing Annex and the Robert and Phoebe Lambeth Prayer Garden at California Baptist University was dedicated in 2014. At the time, it tripled the space available for classrooms and laboratories for the nursing school that was established in 2005.
CBU's Clinical Simulation Lab and Resource Center
For additional experiential learning, students also enjoy access to CBU's state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Lab and Resource Center. These rooms are equipped with low fidelity and high fidelity simulation equipment, human-computer interaction programs, and advanced practice task trainers for customized learning.
Campus Therapy Dog
CBU students interact with Rugar, a therapy dog, who visits campus several times a week. Because of Rugar, nursing students are able to see how a dog can help patients through animal-assisted therapy. Rugar also benefits nursing students in reducing anxiety.
Better Prepared Nurses
Studies show BSN and MSN prepared nurses are more likely to demonstrate professional behaviors important to patient safety including: better clinical judgment, critical thinking skills and problem solving, performance of complex functions, effective communication, and early detection of complications and problems in care.
All BSN and MSN students are required to participate in clinical practicum hours as mandated by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). The CBU College of Nursing meets or exceeds all clinical hour requirements. To ensure students receive a variety of clinical experiences, rotations will take place at various hospitals, health care facilities and the community, as assigned.
California Baptist University (CBU) is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.
Study with the College of Nursing
Join CBU's College of Nursing in serving the world as competent, responsible, caring and professional nurses prepared from a biblical worldview. Learn more about the College of Nursing and its programs, and find community here at CBU!