California Baptist University Nursing School Review

The beginnings of California Baptist University (CBU, or Cal Baptist) date back to 1950 when it was known as California Baptist College in El Monte. The school originally started with a small student body until expansion and demand caused it to relocate to larger facilities.

Today it has a modern campus that is full of excellent options for students to learn and enjoy their days at the school. The university is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Among the many colleges, schools and departments, is its nursing school that offers a wide range of courses and specialties. The school is accredited by the Board of Registered Nurses (BRN) and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  The programs being offered are:

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

This course is a 4-5 year course that qualifies students to sit the relevant national exam for licensure. Admissions to the program are accepted twice per year and students must have exceptionally high TEAS scores to be considered. It is a full-time day time program with an intense approach. The school does not offer an accelerated program for BNS.

Degree Completion Program

RN to BSN (for current RN license holders)

Registered nurses with a current unencumbered license are welcome to apply to this program. They must possess an accredited associate’s degree or diploma in nursing to be considered for admission. During the course, subjects with a foundation in arts, science and nursing will be taught. There is a possibility for having certain pre-requisite courses exempted if the associate’s degree is from a WASC accredited California program.

Admission into the program is on a rolling year-round basis. The entire program can be completed within 18 months. However, this applies to those that are full-time students who have completed all the program requirements.

Graduate Programs

Master of Science degree in nursing (MSN)

The core content of this course focuses on advanced areas in nursing that allow students to better deliver essential skills to patients or to undertake studies geared towards a doctorate. When the student captures and assimilates all the information transmitted throughout the program, he or she will be able to lead and interact with various teams and patients. They will gain practical knowledge during the course from working with different individuals, families and communities. Only students with a baccalaureate nursing degree can apply to the program.

Students interested in this course can specialize in two areas: teaching nursing or administering nursing services. Training will be provided in both specialties in different health care settings by allowing students to apply the theoretical knowledge gained throughout the teaching-learning process to specific circumstances. After completion of their respective specialties, graduates will be able to undertake advanced roles, teach other students in an academic or health care setting or assume leadership roles in various areas.

Entry-Level Master of Science in Nursing

This course is designed for those that have a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field. After successful completion, graduates are able to undertake positions as a registered nurse, provided they pass the relevant exam. Once this is done they, can earn a Master of Science in Nursing after completing post-licensure coursework.

California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504

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