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Track II ADN-BSN Fast Track 15 Month Program 


What is the ADN to BSN Fast Track?

ADN to BSN Track II is an accelerated 15 month, cohort program for new or soon to graduate ADN students from a local Community College (must have graduated within 1 year of admission) which leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Program applicants are required to meet all pre-requisites and be general education (GE) certified.

This program begins each summer. The ADN-BSN Fast Track is a cohort model. Classes will be offered in 16 week terms over a 15 month period with one month of breaks interspersed during holiday periods. Classes are offered at the CSU Channel Islands Campus through Extended University.


Program Description

Nursing is the art and science of care for individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings. The discipline of nursing integrates the life, social and behavioral sciences with general education, nursing theory and clinical courses to produce a graduate capable of functioning autonomously as a member of a multidisciplinary team, managing and coordinating personnel, services, resources and data in addition to providing patient care.

The CSUCI graduate nurse seeks solutions to societal health needs and problems, understanding demographics and disparities in healthcare, ethical concerns and global perspectives in the practice of professional nursing at the generalist level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing features community, public health, leadership and management clinical experiences. The curriculum and experiences prepare graduates for evidence-based practice in public health, home health, extended care, case management, occupational health, nursing management, staff development, and nursing education and will provide preparation for graduate nursing education.



  • Approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
  • Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 

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Requirements for Admission

Application Period for both University and Nursing Program Application

  • University & Nursing Application Dates: March 1-April 30

Prerequisite Courses: 

  • BIOL 210 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIOL 211 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • BIOL 217 Medical Microbiology (4)
  • CHEM 110 Chemistry of Life (4) (Or Organic, Inorganic, or General Chemistry with associated labs)
  • COMM 101 Public Speaking (3)
  • ENGL 105 Composition Rhetoric (3)
  • BIO 203 (Statistics)
  • Completion of Critical Thinking requirement


  • Must be a graduate (or graduated within 1 year of summer admission) of an accredited BRN approved pre-licensure ADN program. 

Grade Point Average:

  • An overall GPA of 2.5 or greater in the prerequisite nursing courses with no grade lower than a C is required.

GE Certified

  • Students are advised to have their general education courses “GE certified” and stamped on their transcripts from the community college.

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ADN Course List

Curriculum Map - Track 2: ADN to BSN 15 month program (PDF, 1.5MB)


Road Maps to ADN-BSN 15 Month Fast Track Program

Cuesta College (PDF, 326 KB)  

Moorpark College (PDF, 774 KB)  

Santa Barbara City College (PDF, 476 KB)  

Ventura College (PDF, 303 KB)

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Contact Information:

For questions regarding admission into this Nursing program, please email nursing@csuci.edu.

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