ADN-BSN Collaborative Program Information

The ADN-BSN Collaborative Program represents a partnership with area community colleges to create a seamless transition from the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This collaboration will help California achieve the national goal of 80 per cent BSN level or higher nurses in the workforce by 2020.

Students accepted into this program will have completed pre-requisite courses at their respective community colleges and gained a solid foundation in nursing, enabling them to pass the NCLEX-RN exam and complete the ADN degree. The curriculum of the ADN-BSN degree builds on this strong foundation with post-licensure content completed at Cal State LA in Research, Theory, Leadership, Case Management, and Community/Public Health.

Cal State LA is committed to AB 1295 which prescribes an articulated nursing pathway to the BSN, no replication of nursing prerequisites or content taken at the community college, attainment of the BSN degree one year post ADN, and sustainability. The California Collaborative Model for Nursing Education (CCME) which includes dual enrollment and shared faculty is also a tenet of this collaborative effort.

The ADN student who is successfully admitted to this program will commit to completing the BSN degree at Cal State LA Although courses may be taken during Summers of the ADN program at Cal State LA, final admission to the BSN program for the last year, will depend on a competitive grade point, GE certification and successful passage of the NCLEX examination.

Collaborative Roadmaps - Cal State LA/Community Colleges

Cerritos College

College of the Canyons

Cypress College

East Los Angeles College

Glendale Community College

Long Beach City College

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health

Los Angeles Harbor College

Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Pasadena City College

Rio Hondo Community College