The study of nursing is the application of knowledge from the arts and sciences. The purpose of the Bakersfield College Associate Degree Program is to provide the foundation for students to become competent registered nurses. The ADN Program respects the individuality of students and recognizes that each student has different educational, experiential, cultural, spiritual, economic and social backgrounds and a unique support system.
The aim of the Program is to provide a positive, innovative learning model that fosters the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills so that the graduate nurse is equipped to deliver care to a culturally diverse population in a variety of healthcare settings.
- The mission of the Bakersfield College Associate Degree Nursing Program is to prepare entry- level registered nurses as providers and managers of care across the health/illness continuum and as members within the profession. Graduate nurses will collaborate with members of the health care team, be effective communicators, be politically aware, and demonstrate a commitment to life long learning.
- PROGRAM APPROVAL ACCREDITATION
- The California Board of Registered Nursing approves the Bakersfield College Associate Degree Nursing Program. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredits Bakersfield College.
- PROGRAM SUPPLY INFORMATION
- Students will be required to purchase uniforms, textbooks and selected equipment, provide transportation to off-campus clinical education sites and pay current college fees. Click link below for estimated cost for books, uniforms, fees and required equipment for the first term of the Program. Second and third semesters usually only require registration fees and books. In addition to registration fees and books, the ADN fourth semester’s expenses will include Program Completion activities, Program pin, ATI test, Board or Registered Nursing application fees and NCLEX Licensure.
Registered Nursing Program Estimated Program Costs
- BASIC LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION
- Prior to the beginning of the nursing program, and then throughout the program, students are required to show proof of a valid American Heart Association BLS – Healthcare Provider. This BLS card must be valid until the end of the 2-year ADN Program. It is your responsibility to provide a copy of the current BLS card to the nursing department and to carry a copy of this card while attending clinical in the healthcare facilities, preferably in your portfolio.
Students Transferring to CSUB
Students who plan to obtain their Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Cal State University Bakersfield after completing the Bakersfield College ADN Program should consult the CSUB Nursing web-page at http://www.csub.edu/nursing/ for current requirements.
RN to BSN Advising at BC!
When: Every Tuesday, from 1-3:00 pm
Where: Bakersfield College Panorama Campus (Math and Science Building) MS 155, level 2
Meet with the CSU Bakersfield RN to BSN Program Advisor to receive information and create an individualized plan for:
- CSU Transfer
- RN to BSN Program Information, Eligibility, and Admissions
- MSN information and eligibility
Please bring a copy of your unofficial transcript(s) to your appointment. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments will be seen as scheduled.
If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment, please conteact the Program Advisor, Brynn Shock, at (661) 654-2610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.