Skip to main content

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing RN to BSN Nursing Program


Important: Do not miss applying to the university for spring 2018 admissions.  Apply between August 1-August 31, 2017 at

RN to BSN Application Deadlines:

Spring 2018- Application open from September 1- October 15

Fall 2018- Application open from December 1-February 15

Next Advising Session:

April 13,  Folsom Hall 1048




Nursing Student standing in front of the library


I graduated from the RN to BSN program one year ago. After being out of school for about 10 years, I was apprehensive about becoming a student again. The RN to BSN program at Sac State is more than wonderful! I loved it, lived through it and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for degree advancement on a flexible schedule. The nursing faculty was supportive and resourceful in every aspect. The curriculum is awesome and is designed to perfectly accommodate a working adult learner. I had a great experience!
- Elena Tyukayev RN, BSN


RN to BSN Nursing Program

Admission Requirements | Courses Contact Us |  Collaborative Roadmaps  | California State University ADN-BSN Nursing Degree Pathways 

Application Material:

Informational PowerPoint (pdf) | Informational PowerPoint  

Application | Evaluation Fee | Application Checklist

The School of Nursing's RN to BSN program at Sacramento State offers a unique career opportu­nity for the working Registered Nurse. The program is designed to advance the associate degree RN to the next level in the profession, preparing the graduate BSN nurse for professional leadership roles in society. In addition, each graduate of the RN to BSN program receives a Public Health Nurse certificate. The School takes pride in professional activities in the health care community at the local, state and national level with a wide range of clinical expertise and research interests.

Employers are recognizing that today's dynamic health care field demands baccalaureate-prepared nurses as essential in providing optimal delivery of healthcare in community health, education, research and leadership roles. The curriculum at Sacramento State is designed with the flexibility to meet the needs of the working RN. Variation in completion time depends on the student's individual needs and educational background. Our supportive and knowledgeable faculty advisors will help you select program elements tailored to your needs. The undergraduate program objectives are to provide the learner with a knowledge base from the physical and behavioral sciences and humanities and knowledge of developing theories and practices of nursing. Opportunities will be provided for the student to prepare for a professional role in society; opportunities to utilize the nursing process with individuals and groups in a variety of settings for the purposes of evaluating current health care practices and testing new approaches; opportunities to function in a leadership role with the consumer and members of other disciplines; and a stimulus for continued personal and professional development.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at California State University, Sacramento is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (