Humboldt State University Nursing School Review

Humboldt State University (HSU) is part of the 23-campuses of the California University. The university is located in Arcata, 270 miles to the north of San Francisco. The university sits on 144 acres of land and it is surrounded by other spectacular natural features which make the learning environment very fun and impressive to both the students and the professors who teach at the university.

HSU offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs and has a population of 7902 students where the programs can be taken on full time or part time basis but the student population who are in full time programs are more that those on part time programs. The programs in Humboldt state university are also available to international students.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The university of Humboldt offers a Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) to new students commonly referred to as traditional students and those who are already Registered Nurses (RN) who may want to receive a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The students are usually organized in small classes and they are offered with placements in rural clinics in order to help them in advancing in their career as this gives them the exposure and the real work environment in the field. Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a four year program and it is accredited by the California State Board of Nursing. The program has been designed in such a manner that after completion, the students are able to take leadership roles in the nursing fraternity or outside, where they can develop an in-depth knowledge in biology and socials sciences. They can also get exposure on what is happening in the field as the students are able to go for placement during their degree program and other benefits.

Admission Requirements

For the student to be admitted into BSN, he/she must provide supporting documents which may include unofficial transcripts, TEAS score (but this can be taken in the university if the student did not take it from another location) and health experience form. In some cases students will be required to submit their foreign language proficiency verification but this is optional depending on the country of origin and it s usually required if the student comes from a country where the dominant language that is used is not English, local residency verification may also be required but this is optional. The student will be required to pass all the pre-requisites and co-requisites which may include both science and non-science courses. For the students to be admitted into the BSN program, they should apply to HSU and indicate pre-nursing as their major; or apply directly to the HSU Nursing Program.

RN to BSN Bridge Program

This course is designed for those students who are Registered Nurses (RN’s) but would like to proceed into a Bachelor’s program. The students are required to meet all the course requirements before they can be admitted into this program.


Humboldt State University (a California State University Campus)

1 Harpst Street

Arcata, CA 95521

Tel: (707) 826-3011

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