What is the difference between the “Pre-Licensure” and “Post-Licensure” BSN programs?

There is only one BSN degree offered at SSU and all students meet the same degree requirements. How these requirements are met varies depending on whether the student is in the Pre-Licensure or Post-Licensure Program track and what degree requirements have been met prior to beginning the respective track.

The Pre-Licensure BSN Program Track is designed to complete the state requirements for eligibility to be licensed as a Registered Nurse in California and to simultaneously meet the baccalaureate degree requirements for the major in nursing (BSN) at SSU.

The Post-Licensure BSN Program Track (also referred to as “ADN-BSN” and previously known as the “RN-BSN Program”) is designed to build on the foundation of the community college Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) curriculum and California RN licensure with course work needed to meet the baccalaureate degree requirements for the major in nursing (BSN) at SSU.

  • TTPOST Academic Program Plan is for currently licensed RNs and for ADN students who will be licensed by August 15th of their admission year.
  • The CPOST Academic Program Plan provides an “early start” to the Post-licensure BSN Program Track through the CNECM for the current ADN student at SRJC, NVC, COM, MC, and SCC with full admission to the university in the Fall semester following ADN graduation and RN licensure.