Where and how Californians get health care is changing. Nurses play a tremendous role in delivering high-quality care. To that end, our goal is to increase the number of nurses in Los Angeles with higher degrees to better meet this changing environment.
California is continuing to expand on the successful state university-community college collaborative model. California State University of Los Angeles (CSULA) provides a seamless ADN-BSN program for students from eight community colleges in the region featuring completion of prerequisites at the community college, courses at CSULA between community college semesters, and a final year of matriculation at CSULA to complete the BSN degree. This program strives to advance ADN to BSN academic progression and expand capacity by adopting the California Collaborative Model of Nursing Education’s core components of dual admission, integrated curriculum, shared faculty, BSN completion in one year, and permanence and sustainability.