This is a program for Registered Nurses or students nearing the completion of their Associate Degree in Nursing Program (ADN) at a regionally accredited institution, who are seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  This is not a program to become a nurse*. 

  RN-BSN video  

BSN courses are offered online to deliver the curriculum wherever and whenever you are ready to learn.  Tests are sometimes given on a specific date and time however you are given the information in enough time to accommodate your schedule. The courses must be completed within the semester, but you have the flexibility of accessing the courses at the time and place most convenient and for completing assignments by the due dates.  

BSN 381 requires the students to complete health assessment work via Zoom. For clinical BSN 423, the students will complete the clinical hours at appropriate agencies in the student’s community. More details can be found at the BSN Clinical Handbook at http://www.csudh.edu/son/forms

Registered Nurses with a Non-Nursing Bachelor degree

Nurses with a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field who would like to prepare for admission into an MSN program will have the opportunity to receive their BSN by completing the RN-BSN program. 

Please see the RN-BSN Admissions page for further information: https://www.csudh.edu/son/programs/rn-bsn/admission/.

Pre-Requisites to the Nursing Program

The following courses must be completed, passed and on an official transcript before applying to the program.  If they are not, admission may be denied.  In addition, they will only be accepted from a regionally accredited college or university.  It is recommended that you obtain GE Certification from a community college prior to admission.

Nursing Program Prerequisite Course

CSU GE-Breadth Area

  • Oral communication*
  • Written communication*
  • Critical thinking*
  • Statistics (inferential and descriptive)*
  • College Chemistry: general, inorganic, organic or integrated (with associated lab if required at the institution where the course was taken)†
  • Human anatomy (with required lab)
  • Human physiology (with required lab)
  • Microbiology (with required lab)
  • A1
  • A2
  • A3
  • B4
  • B1, (B3)
  • B2, B3
  • B2, B3
  • B2, B3

Additional requirements include:

  • 60 or more transferable college units (70 semester units/105 quarter units maximum accepted from community colleges and 96 units from a four-year institution)
  • Graduation from an ADN program and current RN licensure in the United States or transcripts noting you are near the end of the ADN program.
  • College GPA of at least 2.0. However, applicants with a Bachelor's degree in another major are considered 2nd baccalaureate students and a GPA of 2.5 from the first Bachelors is required.
  • Residence in a state in which the School of Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills is permitted to deliver online education.

*For more information on where to become a Registered Nurse see the California Board of Registered Nursing site.  

For more information, please email SONdepartment@csudh.edu