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South Valley Campus

RN-BSN Online/In-class Program-South Valley Cohort 

In partnership with the College of the Sequoias' Nursing and Allied Health

The South Valley RN to BSN program is a cohort driven program, admission is annually in the fall. The importance of staying with your admitted cohort cannot be stressed enough. Becoming out-of-sync with your cohort causes an unequal number of students in the semester system; leading to a possible inability to accommodate the student that falls out of cohort-specific courses.

Units required to graduate with a BSN from Fresno State

Compliance with required GE specific course work is individually specific. A total of 120 units is required to graduate with a BSN degree. Forty-one (41) are the nursing major requirements. For specific GE requirements counseling from the CHHS advisors is a must. Please keep in mind some courses taken at the Associates Degree level, all Pre-Requisites, and the Co-Requisites courses apply to the GE requirements.

The current curriculum consists of 6 RN-BSN courses. Nursing courses are offered online, except for one 90-hour clinical course in community health nursing. 

The curriculum below represents only the Nursing Major Courses required. In addition to the 6 courses in the Nursing Major, you are required to complete 9 units of Co-requisite General Education courses Areas IB, IC, ID, and pass the Upper Division Writing Examination (UDWE) or pass a “W” course with a grade of C/CR or higher.

Semester One:

  • NURS 135-Professional Transitions (3 units)
  • NURS 136-Health Appraisal (3 units)
  • NURS 145-Nursing Theories & Research (3 units)

9 Units

Semester Two:

  • NURS 152-Adv. Leadership Management, & HC Systems (3 units)
  • NURS 156-Nursing Informatics (3 units)

6 Units

Semester Three:

  • NURS 141-Concepts of Community Health Nursing (3 units)
  • NURS 141LS-Practicum: Concepts of Community Health Nursing (2 units)
  • NURS 151-Community Service Project (1 unit)

6 Units 

Executive Order 1084 – NCLEX Pass Credit

20 Units 

Total Units in Major = 41 Units

(21 coursework, 20 NCLEX credit)

Minimum Requirements 

  • Admitted to the University
  • Graduated from a Board approved/accredited nursing program
  • Cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75
  • Complete all prerequisite courses with a “C” grade or better
  • Prerequisites:
  1. English Composition (Written Communication) 
  2. Speech (Oral Communication)
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Statistics
  5. General Chemistry
  6. Human Anatomy with Lab
  7. Human Physiology with Lab
  8. Microbiology with Lab

RN to BSN Brochure

Fall Application

Phase 1: Apply to Fresno State

Oct 1-Nov 30

Phase 2: Apply to RN to BSN Program 

Feb 1-March 3

For Students from COS, WHC-Lemoore & Porterville College, please contact the Fresno State South Valley Campus:

Fresno State South Valley Campus
1945 W. Meadow Avenue
Visalia, CA 93277
Office: 559.278.4621 or 559.622.1818  

Fresno State
School of Nursing
2345 E. San Ramon Avenue M/S MH25
Fresno, CA 93740-8031
Office: 559.278.2041
Fax: 559.278.6360  

Dr. Janine Spencer RN Ed.D.
Office: 559.278.8209 
School of Nursing

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