1250 BELLFLOWER BOULEVARD
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA 90840
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School of Nursing
Dear Visitor and Prospective Student,
Welcome to the School of Nursing at California State University, Long Beach!
The MSN program will be transitioning to BSN to DNP program Fall of 2023. Hence, the MSN program as well as the post-master's certificate programs will no longer be offered after Fall 2022.
We have concluded the last admissions cycle for the MSN and post-master certificate programs Fall of 2022.
The information session dates and time regarding the BSN to DNP Program will be posted on the School of Nursing website soon so please wait for further information to be updated.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you for your interest in our nursing programs. We look forward to having you visit our campus. We hope that our website will provide answers to your questions.
School of Nursing
Notification to Nursing Students: Professional Licensure and Certification in other States or Territories
CSULB programs for professions that required licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student for California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into nursing programs that required licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain licensure or a certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.
CSULB has not determined whether its nursing programs meet other states’ or territories’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete the CSULB program, they will meet their state’s or territory’s requirement for licensure. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43 (a(5)(v)(C).
The 2020-2021, graduates of the School of Nursing achieved 99.3% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN, a required examination for the licensure of nurses in the United States. Currently, the national first-time pass rate is 82.3%.
Basic: The School accepts students into the nursing program at the sophomore level after they have completed all of their prerequisites. In five semesters, they graduate with a BSN degree and Public Health Certificate.
Trimester BSN: Similar to the Basic BSN except students attend school year-round and complete the program in two years.
RN to BSN: A Registered Nurse with an Associate degree is accepted into the BSN program and completes the BSN in 18 months.
The School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing with Nurse Practitioner Specialty Areas:
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
- Family Primary Care
- Pediatric Primary Care
- Psychiatric-Mental Health (across the lifespan)
The School of Nursing also offers Post-Masters Certificate Programs:
- Nurse Practitioner Certificate for practicing Nurse Practitioners who want to add a specialty
- Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate for students currently enrolled in an MS in Nursing program or students who hold a Master's in Nursing without Nurse Practitioner certification
- Nursing Education Certificate to prepare nurse educators (12-18 units post-masters)
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at California State University Long Beach are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
The baccalaureate degree program and master’s degree program (Advance Practice Nursing Programs) are fully approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.