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PLNU Forward RN to BSN Program

PLNU has partnered with community colleges in San Diego County to offer its RN-BSN degree in a format redesigned for working nurses. Hands-on, evidence-based instruction, mentoring, and a practical clinicalcomponent will build on the educational experience already achieved in preparing for your RN license. You will also be eligible for the California Board of Registered Nurses Public Health Nurse certification.

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RN to BSN Program – Contact Info


Beginning Summer 2015

PLNU at Grossmont College & SD City College

Amber Hanna


[email protected]



Beginning Fall 2015

PLNU at Palomar College & MiraCosta College

Kate Homer


[email protected]

Beginning Fall 2015

PLNU at Southwestern College

Yvette Miranda


[email protected]

Program At a Glance

  • Face to Face class is held one evening a week on the community college campus
  • Cohort model, Hybrid (face to face & online classes)
  • Cost per unit – $450, $16,200 total (cost includes books & university fees)
  • The program is 36 units (upon graduation a total of 120 units is required i.e. 70+ units from your ADN & 15 unit credits for the NCLEX-RN)
  • Average completion time – 15 months


Fall 2015 Dates

Priority Application Date:          August 10, 2015

Classes Begin:          Week of September 9, 2015

Orientation:          Week of September 2, 2015

Spring 2016 Dates

Priority Application Date:          Mid-December 2015

Classes Begin:          Week of January 18, 2016

Orientation:           Week of January 11, 2016

PLNU Forward RN to BSN Program Flyer (PDF)