TURLOCK – California State University, Stanislaus will offer a new 13-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree program for licensed Registered Nurses starting this fall. Required courses will be offered online, except for two onsite sessions on Health Assessment and a clinical course in Community Health Nursing.
Classes and sessions in the degree program offered through the University’s Office of Extended Education will be conducted by CSU Stanislaus Department of Nursing faculty in the College of Human and Health Sciences.
“We are pleased to offer a new program that seeks to meet a top workforce development need in the Central Valley,” CSU Stanislaus President Dr. Hamid Shirvani said. “Our ongoing partnership with regional hospitals continues to demonstrate an acute need for more health care professionals, including nurses with bachelor’s degrees, and we are committed to doing our part to help meet that need.”
“The program is designed for working professionals who otherwise would not be able to return to school,” said Dr. Peggy Hodge, Chair of the CSU Stanislaus Department of Nursing. “Faculty from the Department will be teaching these courses using distance education, but will also be available to meet with students personally, in order to provide individual assistance as needed.”
Enrollment in the degree program will be limited to 20 students. The ongoing demand for Registered Nurses with BSN in Nursing Degrees at medical facilities in Stanislaus, Merced, San Joaquin, and Tuolumne counties prompted CSU Stanislaus to create the program that will enable participants to do most of their course work without having to commute to regular classes.
The new degree program is designed to complement the University’s existing Pre-Licensure BSN Degree program and the original Registered Nurse to BSN Degree program that covers three semesters of classroom and clinical study.
Information and applications are available on the University’s Extended Education Web site at
, (209) 667-3730.