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    “The affordability and accessibility were huge for me, along with the flexible, self-paced format within the semester. Without all this, I simply could not have been able to make my degree happen, at least not at this stage in my life.”

    Justin Lord


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    Nursing Programs

    Prepare to lead the future of nursing with CalSouthern’s BSN and MSN degrees for working nurses. Our programs cultivate creativity, professional accountability, and academic integrity in order to promote the ethical and equitable care of patients throughout all levels of healthcare.

    Through our flexible and collaborative programs, we enable nurses to enhance their professionalism and critical thinking skills in order to foster a culture of trust with patients and help provide both theoretical and evidence-based care.

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Our RN-to-BSN program offers an “Early Start” pathway for those preparing to take their NCLEX-RN exam. It prepares learners to practice nursing within complex healthcare systems and focuses on the integration of knowledge and skills to become a provider of care, manager, and coordinator of care.

    Quick Facts:
    • Credits Required: 120
    • Cost Per Credit: $395
    • Program Length: 1-3 years
    • Max Transfer Credits: 90

    Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

    The MSN is a leadership-based degree that develops advanced analytical and problem solving skills, and utilizes the latest evidence, technology, and information systems to focus on the care of diverse patients in various healthcare settings.

    Quick Facts:
    • Credits Required: 36
    • Cost Per Credit: $545
    • Program Length: 2 years (full-time)
    • Max Transfer Credits: 6
    • Concentrations in nurse executive leadership, nurse educator, and healthcare administration.


    They emphasize delivery excellence in patient care, quality and safety; embrace positive outcomes; ensure team members have the skills to adhere to safe nursing practices and medical standards; bridge gap between policy and practice for team; make sure individuals act as a team; foster communication, encourage opportunities for personal growth through education and upgraded medical knowledge and skills; always with a key focus on patient care, and to ensure safety and quality improvement of your profession.

    Why Choose CalSouthern?

    Your Degree
    on Your Time

    Our online programs allow you to learn and study when it's convenient for you. And monthly course starts enable you to take courses at your own pace.

    Taught & Mentored by Healthcare Leaders

    Our nursing programs are centered around experience-based curriculum and are taught by expert faculty mentors who are actively working in the field.


    Backed by 40 Years of Expertise

    We've championed remote learning from the beginning, and we've been perfecting our craft ever since. We have proven that a quality education does not require four walls.

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    Department Chair

    Johanna Bruner, MS, RN, FNP is a lifelong educator with extensive instructional and clinical experience in nursing and health education. She brings to California Southern University a deep commitment to educating professional nurses in every capacity with her demonstrated administrative and practice experience. She has held several high-level positions with UCLA Health, LA County Emergency Medical Services, and Beth Israel Medical Center.



    Can I transfer my credits?

    Absolutely! We accept most course credits and degrees awarded by other appropriately accredited institutions. Professional evaluators will review your credits and determine what qualifies for transfer.


    When can I start?

    Immediately. At CalSouthern, new courses start every month instead of every quarter or semester. Register by this month’s deadline to start courses next month on the 1st.


    Who will support me?

    While you may study on your own, you will never be alone. You will have access to Learner Support Services with a team of diverse staff, faculty mentors, and school-specific academic teams who will assist you throughout your academic journey at CalSouthern.

    "I find CalSouthern's flexible online BSN program to be a perfect match with my busy work schedule. The ability to work at my own pace has made improving my career in nursing a reality."

    Millie Stoytcheva, BSN

    California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities. www.wscuc.org

    *Restrictions may apply. Visit calsouthern.edu/affordable-tuition for details.