Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program (ABSN) is for non-RN students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. In order to apply, you must have graduated by the end of the presiding fall quarter or semester to apply for that summer's ABSN program. One cohort of students is admitted each year to start their program in June. Students will complete approximately 53 semester units of study in both didactic and clinical coursework over 15 months of study. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cal State LA. Completion of the degree program enables individuals to sit for the NCLEX examination for RN licensure.

Application Procedure and Entry Requirements

The program admits once per year for every summer term (June). Only hard copies of application materials are accepted and must be submitted to the following address:

Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing
ABSN Program
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, California 90032



Frequently Asked Questions

Information and Advisement

Applicants who wish to attend an information session or academic advisement may contact the ABSN graduate assistant, Kashmira Pate to schedule an appointment.

Tuition and Fees

The ABSN program is a self-support program run through the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE). The per-semester unit cost is $595, plus other related fees and expenses.

Financial Aid

There are financial aid opportunities available to matriculated students who wish to complete their degree in this program. These include loans, scholarships and grants. Federal student loans and grants may be available when students are fully matriculated at Cal State LA in the fall depending on each student's submitted Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). File your FAFSA at For more information, please visit: PaGE Financial Assistance or contact Tom Lau, financial aid advisor for PaGE.


To reach the ABSN Program Director, Professor Kathleen Hinoki, please email ABSN Graduate Assistant, Kashmira Pate. Due to the high volume of inquiries received, please allow 5 to 7 business days to receive a response.