Nursing (California State University - Long Beach)
For those interested in a degree in the medical field and focused on the care of families and individuals, a degree in nursing from California State University, Long Beach may be worthy of consideration. Eligible students for admission into the Bachelor of Science program are categorized as either "registered nurse students" who desire to expand their current capabilities to the professional level of BSN or "semester/trimester students" who have not completed a first-level nursing program prior to entering the university, which is the more traditional approach.
Registered nurse students can complete the BSN program in 1 ½ years of full-time study, although the program can also accommodate part-time students. Students must hold an associate degree from an accredited institution and have 56 to 70 transferable general education credits. Having met these and all the other admission requirements, the course requires 50 units to complete.
The basic, traditional BSN programs require 120 credits and can be completed on a fall/spring/summer trimester schedule or a more traditional fall/spring semester schedule. Either way, they each require five semesters, or about 2 ½ years, to complete.
Established in 1949, California State University, Long Beach first opened its doors as the Los Angeles-Orange County State College. At the time, it enrolled just 160 students taught by 13 full-time faculty in an apartment on Anaheim Road. Through the years, the institution has gone through numerous name changes to...Read more About this school