LVN-BSN Pathway Overview
The LVN-BSN Pathway has been permanently closed. Fall 2022 will be the final cohort.
Prospective applicants who hold an LVN license are welcome to apply to CSUF to obtain their Bachelors of Science in Nursing:
- Prospective students who hold an LVN license and have 60+ semester (90+ quarter) transferable units may apply for the CSUF Upper Division Transfer BSN Pathway .
- Prospective students who hold an LVN license and have a previously earned bachelors degree in any field may apply for the
CSUF Accelerated BSN Pathway
LVN – RN (30 unit option)
The LVN 30-unit option does not meet the requirements for a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree. Students completing this option will not be a graduate of the University’s nursing program and are not eligible to receive the SON nursing pin. Students are admitted to this option on a space-available basis as they join various cohorts during the course of study. Students are not required to complete the lower division general education requirements, pre-requisite nursing core courses or additional preparatory courses in the major. At the completion of this option of study, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX examination for registered nurses. Additionally, many states in the United States do not recognize persons completing this option as being a Registered Nurse. Thus, many states will not grant reciprocity (license by endorsement) to 30-unit option LVN students who have successfully passed the NCLEX-RN examination. The licensure resulting from completion of this option cannot be changed at a later date. Students seeking this option must meet with the Nursing Advisor and Program Coordinator for counseling specific to this option.