School of Nursing

RN-BSN Program

Welcome to the School of Nursing RN-BSN Program at Chico State!

Are you looking for rewarding work that is dynamic and challenging, with opportunities to enhance your nursing career and become a leader in your field? You can make a difference in the health care field! The health care community needs YOU.

Since 1954 the RN to BSN Advanced Placement Nursing Program through Chico State has offered a pathway for registered nurses (RNs) who have completed an Associated Degree in Nursing (ADN) program to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Chico State's RN-BSN Program uses online delivery methods to make it as flexible and accessible as possible. Our program serves the most distant areas of our rural region and helps registered nurses reach their advanced educational and career goals in health care. This exciting program is designed to help meet the ever-growing need for quality health care through highly skilled baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses. As leaders and change agents, our RN-BSN graduates positively impact a wide range of health care settings and make a difference in people’s lives by promoting and preserving the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Is the RN-BSN Program right for me?

  • Are you a registered nurse?
  • Are you interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing?
  • Are you in an ADN program and ultimately want to become a BSN-prepared RN?
  • Do you live in a rural area that makes commuting to campus difficult?
  • Do you want to enhance your career as a health care professional and become a leader in your field?

If you answered yes to any of the questions, you are a perfect candidate for the RN-BSN Program!

To learn more about the RN-BSN program and how to apply, please navigate the links above and join an information session.

Program at a Glance

Hybrid - All classes are online with on-site clinical

Degree Completed
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Designed For
Licensed RNs
ADN students

Time Frame
15 Months: June to August of the following year

Program Cost
With a Bachelor's Degree:
$10,800 + Books
Without a Bachelor's Degree:
$13,500 + Books

Fees Subject to Change

Application Deadline
August 1 – October 31

Robbin Guynn, RN-BSN Coordinator