THE SCHOOL of NURSING RN to BSN Nursing Program


We will be accepting applications for Spring 2016 beginning May 1, 2015- June 15, 2015.  Please attend a mandatory advising session prior to submitting an application.



Group Advising

Sessions for the 2014/2015 academic year is as follows:

 Spring 2015 Advising Dates:

                 April 6 

TIME: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Location: 7667 Folsom Blvd,

Folsom Hall Room 1029A,

Sacramento, CA 95826.

You do not have to sign up or register to come to an advising session. 

Next Application Date

  • Application to the RN to BSN program for Spring 2016 Applications are due from 05/1/2015-6/15/2015.  Applications for Fall 2016 are due from 7/15/2015-8/31/2015.
  • Admission decisions will be sent to the email address you provided on your application. 

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

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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.