FAQs

How long is this program?
The RN to BSN program is a 15-month program.

Is this program online?
Yes, the program is fully online. There is also an in-person clinical component.

When is this program offered? 
Currently, the RN to BSN program admits students three times a year—fall (September), summer and spring (January). 

How much does the program cost?
At $450 per unit, the cost could range from $13,500 to $24,300, depending on how many units are transferred in.

Is this program accredited?
The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) has approved the program. CBU is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at California Baptist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

What is the College of Nursing's 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.

Will I be required to complete clinical rotation hours as part of the program?
Yes, all BSN 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.

Where can I complete clinical rotation hours?
Students can complete their clinical rotation hours anywhere in California. As the program is online, students do not have to come to campus for classes and may accrue clinical rotation hours in a clinic near them. In order to be admitted to the program, students must already have an active CA RN license.