Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Why Stanbridge

From cadaver labs to virtual reality, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program embraces advanced technology to bring core nursing principles to life. 

  • #1 Nursing College in California, 2023, OC campus, Niche.com1
  • 95% NCLEX-RN Licensure Pass Rate, 2019-2023, OC & LA campuses2
  • Hands-on training in high-fidelity Simulation and Nursing Skills Labs
  • Campuses in Orange, Los Angeles, and Riverside counties

Overview & Accreditation

Find your calling as a Registered Nurse (RN)

Do you want to transform lives? As a BSN student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, you will learn how to think critically, solve problems, and ultimately, heal those in need as a registered nurse. Feel prepared and confident as you enter a fast-paced, high-demand profession and start making a difference in people’s everyday lives.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses at the Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside campuses. Their website is

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


Admissions Timeline

Applicants must meet the following deadlines for the next start date. Applicant deadlines subject to change.

Orange County, Riverside, and Los Angeles Campuses:

ProcessDue Date
New Student Orientation Week6/3/24
First Day of Class6/10/24

*Applicants can retest after 60 days from the initial exam date. For more information please visit


Schedule options that fit your life

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program’s full-time schedule is offered at the Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside campuses.


The program is 180 quarter credit hours and takes approximately 36-37 months to complete, including federal holidays and any breaks between terms. Completion times vary depending upon the start and end dates of a cohort and any individual circumstances that may impact progression.


Courses are delivered via on-ground, online, and blended (on-ground and online) learning environments. Labs typically take place on campus, and clinicals occur at facility.

Didactic and Lab Courses

Commonly scheduled between 3 to 4 days per week each term; 1 to 2 days shall be theory and 1 to 2 days shall be clinical. Didactic and lab class meetings are commonly scheduled between 7:00 AM PT to 10:00 PM PT and may last up to 8.5 hours in a day.

Terms offering blended and/or online courses will include asynchronous assignments. Please take the Online Readiness Quiz to determine whether you can meet the hardware, software, and competency requirements for taking online courses.

Clinical Rotations

Commonly scheduled to start as early as 5:30 AM PT and last for either 8.5 or 12.5 hours during the day, evening, or night shifts. Rotations may be scheduled on any day of the week, Monday through Sunday.

Students will be notified of the class schedule two weeks prior to class start date.  

NCLEX-RN Licensure Pass Rates

OC & LAN/AN/AN/AN/A90.70%
OC & LA & RiversideN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program launched in 2021 at the Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside campuses. The BSN program at the Riverside campus does not have graduates and therefore, no licensure pass rates. The first cohorts of the BSN program at the Orange County and Los Angeles campuses graduated in March of 2024. The data above is for the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program NCLEX-RN pass rates. The final cohorts of the ADN program graduated in January of 2023.

Graduation & Employment Rates

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside campuses does not have current graduates yet and, therefore, has no current graduation or employment rates. Please find the following student outcome data for the Associate of Science in Nursing degree program.

ACCSC 2022 Annual Report Rates
Associate of Science in Nursing Degree Program

CampusGraduation RateEmployment Rate
Orange County88%89%
Los AngelesN/AN/A

Please find graduation and employment rates for this program in the following links: 

Stanbridge University Disclosures:
ACCSC 2022 Annual Report: ACCSC Annual Report

Financial Aid

Finding the Right Fit for You

Furthering your education is both a commitment and an investment. A diploma or degree can open doors to greater career opportunities and increase your earning potential. We understand that funding this investment can feel overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge University has a Financial Aid team that will walk you through your options and help you decide on the best financial aid package.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

Stanbridge University has the following federal financial aid programs available to those who qualify.

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Read more about these options in the Stanbridge University Catalog.

Cal Grants

Stanbridge University also participates in Cal Grants. Cal Grants are awarded to those who qualify by the California Student Aid Commission. Read more about these options in the Stanbridge University Catalog.

Private Education Loans

Stanbridge University has partnered with various lending institutions that offer private loans to those who qualify. FASTChoice provides you with information about private loan options. Please visit their website to help you determine which is best for you. Learn more at

How to Start Your Financial Aid Process

Get the most out of your meeting with our Financial Aid team by first creating your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

The FAFSA application will ask you to submit our school code:

Orange County Campus School Code: 038893
Los Angeles Campus School Code: E40465
Riverside Campus School Code: 038893

Student Support Services

At Every Step of the Journey

Stanbridge University is committed to helping you achieve excellence through innovative, rigorous, and accessible programs with a student-centric, holistic support framework. From day one of your nursing education until well after graduation, our goal is to support each student, who will then go on to transform thousands of lives.

From the Very Start

Student support is woven into the very fabric of academic life from day one of your comprehensive, three-day orientation. At orientation, you will meet your support teams and fellow classmates who will join you as you work toward your bachelor’s degree.

Laying the Foundation for Success

Within your first year at Stanbridge®, you will have exclusive access to signature seminars designed to assist with goal setting, time management, academic discipline and integrity, positive communication, managing stress, and much more.

Support When You Need It Most

No matter how you learn, we offer tutoring solutions at no additional cost to help you succeed. Tutoring options include one-on-one and group tutoring with current students, alumni, and caring, dedicated faculty for your program. Additionally, you can access virtual tutoring from anywhere, conveniently integrating learning into everyday life.

A Team You Can Count On

Student Services Officers

Your individual, dedicated Student Services Officer (SSO) is assigned to you from the first day of orientation. Your SSO is ready to provide highly individualized support with academic and personal development, offering assistance and guiding you through nursing school.

Academic Assistance

In the Learning Resource Center, you can hone your writing, research, and critical thinking skills with the expert assistance of our on-campus librarian and writing specialist. Meet and collaborate with fellow students and tutors in your go-to location for all things academia.

Stanbridge Student Assistance Program

We are committed to not only your success as a student, but also your personal well-being. Through the Stanbridge Student Assistance Program, you will have access to free counseling services in order to help with a wide variety of difficult situations, including stress, depression and anxiety, family conflict, alcohol and drug abuse, identity theft, daycare issues, and more.

Help at the Click of a Button

We strive to create an environment where you can pursue your passion to the fullest. To this end, we provide convenient online workshops to enhance and enrich your student experience. You can delve into both academic and personal development workshops on a schedule that works for you.

Become the Best You Can Be


We believe that every student has the power to change the world. You will have the opportunity to enrich your academic and personal development through rewarding community service projects. Learn, develop, and train for your future while you transform the local and global community for the greater good.

Student Organizations

Campus life at Stanbridge creates a lifelong community. By joining a student organization, you can practice, develop, and hone effective leadership skills and gain exclusive access to professional networking and leadership events that provide valuable career preparation.

Student Leadership Development

Become a new kind of leader, ready and able to meet the needs of a fast-paced, demanding industry. At the biannual two-day Stanbridge Student Leadership Summit, you will explore the values, skills, and professional behaviors required as you learn alongside accomplished leaders.

Career Services

Your Future Starts Now

From your first day of orientation until long after your educational journey, our dedicated Career Services team is here to help. You will be paired with an individual Career Services Officer (CSO) who will offer one-on-one guidance with resume preparation, portfolio development, and practice interviews.

Career Advising

From the beginning of your program, you’re paired with a Career Service Officer to help guide you with career advising and preparation. In each term of your program, you’ll work with your Career Service Officer on specific goals, including resume and portfolio building, networking, and interviewing. Our goal is to help you prepare for a seamless transition to a rewarding career.

Digital Portfolio Builder

As an exclusive resource for our students and graduates, the Stanbridge University Digital Portfolio Builder helps you organize and present your academic experience from Stanbridge University and professional achievements into a modern and sleek online portfolio. As you progress, your academic achievements, including GPA, completed courses, and community service activities, are automatically updated in your portfolio. Along with guidance from your Career Service Officer, you can easily add and edit your achievements. The Digital Portfolio Builder also automatically creates a resume from the data collected during the portfolio creation process. You can email your digital portfolio in a single link to your future, potential employers for a unique and strong first impression.

Mock Interview Sessions

Our Career Services department guides students and graduates through personality mapping, salary negotiations, role-playing, and other specialized interview techniques to enable them to take control of the job interview. We make sure you’re confident to put your best foot forward.

LinkedIn Profile and Networking

LinkedIn is an essential tool for any active job-seeker. Career Services works with students and graduates to build LinkedIn networks to connect them to colleagues and potential employers.

Job Leads

Graduates receive access to continually updated job listings and career opportunities, including recruiting organizations and Southern California companies with whom we have built relationships.

Alumni Services

From a highly networked, vibrant Alumni Association to proven career services, we are committed to your success as a graduate. You can network professionally and take part in fun community-building events. From the moment you cross the stage to every moment after, we’re there to help prep and propel you toward that next big thing.

Campus Locations

Stanbridge University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is offered at the Irvine (Orange County), Alhambra (Los Angeles), and Riverside campuses.

The Orange County campus is conveniently located near the 405 freeway, across from the John Wayne Airport, providing easy access for students from Irvine, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Lake Forest, and other Orange County cities.

The Los Angeles campus is located in the San Gabriel Valley with quick access to the 10 and 710 freeways, serving students in Alhambra, Pasadena, Monterey Park, El Monte, West Covina, Long Beach, Rosemead, and throughout Los Angeles County.

The Riverside campus is centrally positioned within the Inland Empire, close to the 210, 15, and 91 freeways, serving students in Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, and surrounding areas.


NCLEX Licensure Pass Rate2
2019-2023, OC & LA Campuses

Your path to RN licensure starts here.

In a secure RN school environment, you'll practice and develop your skills through various touchpoints like online mentorship and cumulative practice tests, designed to boost your confidence as you work toward earning a BSN degree and train to become a registered nurse.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program launched in 2021 at the Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside campuses. The BSN program at the Riverside campus does not have graduates and therefore, no licensure pass rates. The first cohorts of the BSN program at the Orange County and Los Angeles campuses graduated in March of 2024.

Your path to licensure starts here.

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