Browse local RN to BSN programs offered at California nursing schools

Complete your Bachelor's degree in Nursing and advance your career

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

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With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.


  • RN to BSN (licensed RNs only)
  • RN to MSN in Clinical Nurse Educator
  • RN to MSN in Leadership in Healthcare Systems
  • And more...

Trade schools in Los Angeles are built on a solid foundation of academic experience, especially Advanced College in South Gate. The founders of Advanced College have 40 years of experience when they opened their own institute of higher learning in 1999, which means Advanced College was student-oriented from day one. Our reputation as a leading vocational nursing & Allied Health school in Los Angeles is well-established, but that is just the beginning. Our expansive South Gate Campus has grown in our time as a school in order to make room for our daily operations. However, our expansion goes beyond the boundaries of our walls.


  • Vocational Nursing - Certificate
Locations: Stockton

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning. Today, we offer an impressive array of more than 130 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs across five colleges and the Graduate School.


  • Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (MSN to FNP)

Wilkes University’s School of Nursing offers CCNE-accredited online degrees and certificate programs ideal for working health care professionals, instructed by experienced, respected faculty dedicated to mentoring and personalized support for every student. Our nursing degrees offer the cutting-edge professional knowledge and skills needed in today’s dynamic, evolving health care industry.


  • RN to MS - Nursing Education
  • RN to MS - Nurse Executive

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.


  • LVN to BSN
Locations: OntarioAnaheim

Founded more than 130 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne has grown to become one of the nation's top Catholic universities. The school’s mission is to provide a well-rounded education that challenges students academically while nourishing their spiritual and ethical development. Today, Duquesne is home to 10 schools of study and serves more than 10,000 students.


  • Online Doctor of Nursing Practice

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.


  • Specialization in Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Administrator (RN-MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Educator (RN to MSN)
  • And more...

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice - Executive Nursing Leadership

Unitek College - About Us

Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. Your training at Unitek College will position you to take advantage of the rising demand for experts in allied health, nursing, and technology professions. Our programs include Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assisting, Vocational Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN-to-BSN Degree Completion.


  • Vocational Nursing
Locations: Fremont
Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process. Here at NCC we understand the importance of education, and that the healthcare industry is in constant need of trained professionals. Our short term allied health programs will give you the skills and the knowledge to become a part of the exciting healthcare field. In addition to providing career training, we offer our graduates employment assistance. At NCC you are not just a student; you are part of a community that includes faculty with industry specific experience and administrators committed to education, and your success in your career objectives.


  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
Locations: Van NuysPanorama City

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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There are many accredited RN to BSN programs available in an online format. Distance learning can be a convenient way to complete your degree while continuing to work at the same time.

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