The Pre-Licensure program consists of two years of prerequisite requirements and two and one half years of nursing courses. Students graduate from this program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree. Students with an LVN license may apply to the LVN-BSN Pathway within the Pre-Licensure program. Prerequisite courses may be completed at Cal State East Bay or at another college or university. Nursing courses include both on and off campus experiences and incorporate simulation, skills lab, community engagement and clinical experiences in local hospitals, community health agencies, child care centers, and retirement communities. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to clinical facilities.
The Post-Licensure (formerly RN-BSN and ADN-BSN) programs are mostly online programs that consist of one to two years of advanced nursing courses. Curriculum includes limited in-person and off-campus community experiences and online theory courses that incorporate research, leadership and critical thinking skills. Courses include advanced health assessment and community health nursing. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from community health agencies. After completion of community health and earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, students are eligible to apply for a California Public Health Nursing Certificate.
How to Apply
Cal State East Bay offers a traditional MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) Program. Choose from two specializations:
Nursing Leadership and Administration
Cal State East Bay’s Master of Science in Nursing program prepares you for advance practice as health educators, consultants, and administrative leaders. Throughout the program, you’ll broaden your knowledge and skills so that you can serve as an effective leader in various educational and health care settings.