National University School of Health and Human Services | 93% NCLEX Pass Rates

National University's programs are specifically designed to help you receive a quality education without disrupting work and/or family obligations. Established in 2001, National University endeavors to meet and surpass the challenges and demands of education in the 21st century.

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  • Accreditation ccne Accredited coa Accredited
  • Programs RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, LPN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, Master's, Accelerated BSN, BSN, MSN, Post-grad Certificate, NP, CRNA, Other
  • Location San Diego, CA
  • Telephone 1-858-521-3911
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National University is an accredited private nonprofit university providing a unique design of one-course-per-month format and flexible online and onsite certificate, credential and degree programs.

National University offers programs adaptable to your busy lifestyle. Classes are offered at one of the 28 campus locations, or you can take classes online ... whichever works better for you.

Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (California)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Generic Entry (B.S.N.) (California)
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (L.V.N.-TO-B.S.N.) (California)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) - RN Completion
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Post-Bachelor Degree (California)
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA)
  • Master of Science in Nursing


  • Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • LVN to RN
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (California)

  1. Generic Entry
  2. LVN to BSN
  3. Accelerated Post Bachelor

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is a foundation for nurses to begin their bachelor degree level of nursing care. Bachelor prepared nurses are able to critically think, using their knowledge to provide care to individuals, families, and communities. 

Graduates are eligible to take the licensure exam called the NCLEX to earn a state license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Generic Entry (BSN) (California)

Program Locations

  • Fresno Campus
  • Los Angeles Campus
  • Rancho Bernardo Campus

Licensed Vocational Nurse - Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LVN-BSN) (California)

Admission requirements (not all inclusive)

  • Hold a current, active, unrestricted license to practice as a licensed vocational nurse in the state of California
  • Attend a Pre-Nursing Program Information Forum
  • Complete all required prerequisites courses
  • Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills
  • Complete a proctored written essay

Program Locations

  • Rancho Bernardo Campus (California)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - RN Completion (RN-BSN)

Online program

The RN to BSN program is geared towards the working RN. RNs who desire to complete their BSN degree can in do so in a 100% online program. Courses range from 4-8 weeks in length.

Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

  1. At least a 2.0 cumulative GPA from all regionally accredited institutions attended
  2. Current, active, and unencumbered RN license in the state of residence
  3. Current AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers
  4. Current, active professional liability and malpractice insurance coverage for practicum courses
  5. Official transcript from each college or university attended

Program Locations

  • Bakersfield Campus
  • College of the Canyon University Center
  • Oxnard Campus
  • Woodland Hills Campus

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Post-Bachelor Degree – Accelerated BSN (California)

This program is designed for individuals who currently hold a bachelor’s degree (i.e., B.A., B.S.) and wish to continue and become licensed as a registered nurse while simultaneously earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Requirements (not all inclusive)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students must complete at least 180 quarter units, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, 76.5 at the upper-division level, including the University General Education requirements. If credits do not transfer, additional general electives may be necessary to be able to meet the unit requirements. Those who wish to complete their degree in Nevada must complete a course at Nevada Constitution.

Program Locations

  • Fresno Campus
  • Los Angeles Campus
  • Rancho Bernardo Campus

Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA)

The Nurse Anesthesia Program will prepare students to deliver anesthesia to patients of all ages and levels of care. This program gives students exposure to a variety of anesthesia settings to be able to deliver anesthesia by the way of regional, local, and general.

Two Phase Model

The anesthesia program at National University is divided into two phases.

Phase 1 - didactic instruction only, with the majority of coursework conducted on campus. Phase 1 is one year in length.

Phase 2 - Phase 2 is the clinical part of the program, fifteen months in length.

Phase 1 must be completed in its fullest before phase 2 can begin. Clinical practicums are required and will be directed under supervision of a CRNA or anesthesiologist.

California, Arizona, Texas and Montana are the locations for clinical rotations. Housing and travel expenses will be the responsibility of the student.

Rotations through specialty areas including cardiac, obstetrics, neurosurgery, pediatrics, transplant, and pain management will prepare the graduate to practice in a wide range of specialties.

After the program is complete, the students will be eligible to sit for the national board certification exam administered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Recent Attrition Rates

  • Cohort One:    17%
  • Cohort Two:    19%
  • Cohort Three: 14.3%

Admission Process

  • First, apply to National University
  • Apply then directly to the nurse anesthesia program via the supplemental nurse anesthesia application
  • Those who apply and meet the screening criteria will be invited for a personal interview with program staff and local clinicians

Program Locations

  • Fresno Campus

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Master’s Level advanced practice nurse will be prepared to take a leadership role in his or her specialty area.

Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

BSN prepared from an accredited school of nursing (State Board of Nursing, and CCNE and/or NLNAC)

Proof of current, active, and unencumbered RN license in the state of residence


The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited the BSN and RN/BSN programs. In 2017, the CCNE will perform an On-Site Visit to survey the new graduate programs, the MSN-FNP, MSN-PMHNP, MSN-Nurse Informatics, MSN-Nursing Administration and Post Graduate APRN certificates in FNP and PMHNP.

The Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) accredited the Nurse Anesthesia Program.

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    Overall: 4.8 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 4 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus, Online
    Graduation: 2019

    My Experience

    I am two months into my 22 month BSN program. They have kept us engaged and excited about getting our degree.

    About The Staff

    The staff is knowledgeable and nice.

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