Academic Programs and Policy

ADN to BSN Nursing Education Pathways

California law, Education Code Section 89267.5, underscores the importance of advancing the levels of higher education attained within the nursing profession. This law was added by Assembly Bill 1295 [Chapter 283, Statutes of 2009] and was signed into law on October 11, 2009. In the spirit of providing nursing partnerships between associate and baccalaureate degree granting institutions, the 19 California State University nursing campuses have now implemented "articulated nursing degree transfer pathways between the California Community Colleges and the California State University."

The CSU wishes to acknowledge the work of the CSU-CCC Nursing Pathways Work Group that took place in 2011 and laid the foundation for what has become the ADN to CSU BSN Transfer Roadmaps.

CSU-CCC Nursing Pathways Work Group

Faculty Teams at Work in 2011
2011 Monterey Meeting Attendees

2011 Monterey Meeting Attendees

  • Board of Registered Nursing
  • California Community College Chancellor's Office
  • California State University Chancellor's Office
  • CCC Academic Senate
  • CCC Nursing Advisory Committee
  • CCC Nursing Faculty
  • CSU Academic Senate
  • CSU Nursing Directors
  • CSU Nursing Faculty
  • Statewide Health Occupations Advisory Committee
  • Workforce and Labor Development Agency


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Last Update: May 12, 2016