Pre-BSN Plan

Pre-BSN Program

The Pre-BSN Program opened in March 2016 and is specifically for students who have been accepted into an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program in California. The ADN Program or if you are in the first 3 semesters, you may begin the Pre-BSN in the Summer, which is the only time it is offered. You are not formally accepted to CSUDH at this time, but attend classes through Extended Education. This does not guarantee admission to the RN to BSN Program. You may continue each Summer until you reach your last semester at which time you can fully enroll in the CSUDH RN to BSN Program, if you have completed all of the BSN Pre-requisites.

Once you begin the Pre-BSN Program you will be enrolled in a cohort which means you will stay together with the same group of students until you apply and are accepted into the RN to BSN Program. All classes are online using the Blackboard Learning Management System except Health Assessment which requires 2 days on campus and will not be until your third summer. There is a prescribed curriculum and at this time you will only be allowed to take 2 classes (6 units) per summer. Please do not ask to take more. Tuition will be offered at a reduced rate. The goal is that you will be able to finish your BSN within 1 year after graduating from your ADN Program.

Summer 2019 classes begin June 10th and end August 24th.

Pre-BSN Enrollment Student Flyer and FAQ (Please note, if you have opened this file before, please refresh your browser or hit f5 as we have recently updated this flyer)

Pre-BSN Participation Agreement First Summer (Will open March 1, 2019)

Pre-BSN Participation Agreement Second Summer (Will open March 1, 2019)

Pre-BSN Participation Agreement Third Summer (Will open March 1, 2019)


*NOTE: BRN approved but not regionally accredited programs

  • American Career College
  • Brightwood College
  • CNI College
  • Glendale Career College
  • Stanbridge College
  • Unitek College
  • Weimar Institute