Browse local RN to BSN programs offered at California nursing schools

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Several California universities offer state approved and nationally accredited RN to BSN nursing programs to help current RNs earn their BSN degree. Unlike standard BSN degree programs, these are only open to currently licensed registered nurses. The curriculum will build upon the knowledge base of the RN and bring them up to a Bachelor’s level education.


The purpose of an RN-BSN transition program is to help nurses who entered their profession through a diploma program or Associate’s degree to reach the Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing. Once they have their BSN they can receive top consideration for nursing job openings and also fill other job positions that are only available to BSN degree nurses. Besides being a good career move within nursing, earning a Bachelor’s degree can open the door to other career opportunities outside of nursing as well.

Higher levels of education usually allow individuals to earn higher average salaries and the RN to BSN transition can prove to be financially rewarding for many California nurses. With programs offered throughout the state and online, there is no shortage of availability for current RNs looking for a school to complete their degree.


California RN to BSN Schools

As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.

Programs:

  • BS in Nursing (RN Required)
  • MS in Nursing (RN Required)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse/ Licensed Vocational Nurse to BSN
  • And more...

Take a new step in your education with Chamberlain College of Nursing. We offer associate, bachelor, and master's degree programs in nursing, plus a doctorate in nursing practice.

Programs:

  • RN to BSN Online Option
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • And more...
Locations: Downers Grove

Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs:

  • BS in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Do you want to start working toward a career that actually makes you excited? If so, an education from West Coast University (WCU) could be the perfect choice for you! This accredited, private University has a history that dates back over 100 years. Today, WCU offers health care degrees that will help prepare you and educate you on the current trends and issues within the health industry.

Programs:

  • RN to BSN
  • LVN to BSN

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Programs:

  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Specialization in Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • And more...
Balance your personal and professional commitments while earning a respected Ph.D., master's degree, or bachelor's degree online at Walden University. Programs offered in management, education, psychology and health and human services.

Programs:

  • B.S. in Nursing (BSN)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) - General

Study for your degree online with Adventist University of Health Sciences. We offer a completely online Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences program that allows you to study when and where it's convenient for you.

Must be currently registered with AART or NMTCB to qualify!

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Pursue your education online with The College Network and learn how convenient and affordable earning your degree can be.

Programs:

  • LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)
  • LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)

Maryville University students may choose from 50 academic programs, including degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

Programs:

  • Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)
  • Post-Master Nurse Practitioner Certificate-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Online Master of Science in Nursing-Pediatric (Primary Care) Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
  • And more...

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Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

Programs:

  • Nursing Administration (BS) (RN req.)

List of RN to BSN Programs in California (CA)

Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave.
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639

California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504

California State University – Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311

California State University – Channel Islands
One University Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012

California State University – Chico
Chico, CA 95929

California State University – Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

California State University – East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542

California State University – Fresno
2345 E. San Ramon
M/S MH25
Fresno, CA 93740

California State University – Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
P.O. Box 6868
Fullerton, CA 92834

California State University – Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

California State University – Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

California State University – Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330

California State University – Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

California State University – San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407

California State University – San Marcos
333 S.Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096

California State University – Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702

Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619

Humboldt State University
1 Harpst St.
Arcata, CA 95521

Loma Linda University
11175 Campus Street
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Mount Saint Mary’s College
12001 Chalon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

National University
11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

Pacific Union College
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508

Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

San Diego State University
Hardy Tower Rm 58
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave – BH 357
San Francisco, CA 94132

San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192

Sonoma State University
1801 E. Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

University of California – Los Angeles
700 Tiverton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

West Coast University
151 Innovation Drive
Irvine, CA 92617




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