Nursing BS

Total Units Required: 120

A nursing student gives a patient a shot in the arms.

There is great potential for nursing in the rapidly changing health care system. Nursing offers a variety of opportunities for service to society, for personal growth, and for professional development. Nurses deliver health care to people in hospitals, extended care facilities, private homes, public health, schools, and other community settings. National and international data reflect an ongoing shortage of nurses, particularly for nurses prepared at baccalaureate and master's levels.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing are highly marketable in a variety of nursing positions. Chico State graduates are prepared to be the future leaders in nursing and are well regarded in the nursing community.

The BSN programs are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at California State University, Chico are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( 

Students in the advanced placement option for RN to BSN receive a detailed advising plan that outlines graduation requirements for this option. Advising is provided by the RN-BSN advisor.