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SDSU-School of Nursing

RN to BSN FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I apply if I am not an RN yet?
    The program is only for prospective students who already have an RN license in California or are eligible to take the national licensing exam for Registered Nurses.

  • How long will the RN to BS in Nursing Program take?
    Most students will complete the program in twelve to eighteen months.

  • Can I work while I am in the RN to BS program?Attending school requires significant study time. We encourage each student to assess their ability to work, study and balance other commitments. Please note: All students must enroll in a minimum of six units their first semester at SDSU.

  • When do classes meet?
    Most classes meet weekly. Most classes are hybrid, meaning there is a combination of on-campus and online work through Blackboard. Three classes require clinical hours (NURS400/400L, NURS 415/415L, & NURS 458/458L) and one class requires a lab (NURS320/320L).

  • What if I have my Bachelor's Degree in another field?
    Second baccalaureate degree students are able to quickly move through our program within one year. The Writing Proficiency Assessment (WPA), general education courses and international requirement are waived.

  • What is my chance of admission to the RN to BSN program?
    Most students who meet the minimum program admission requirements including a minimum GPA 3.2, and also meet the university admission requirements will be admitted to the program. Please contact Jessica Obeso at the SDSU-IV Campus Nursing Office for eligibility.

  • How much does it cost to attend SDSU?
    The cost ranges between $7,500 to $12,000 depending on which plan of study you choose. Information about the cost of attending SDSU-IV Campus is available through the www.ivcampus.sdsu.edu website or the Cashier’s Office at 760-768-5514.