Bakersfield BSN Program

Earn your Bachelors of Science in Nursing in Bakersfield, CA

About the BSN Program at Bakersfield

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Bakersfield, California, can lead you to a fulfilling career as a Registered Nurse. Acquiring a BSN degree will give you the knowledge and skillset to meet the increasingly complex demands of today’s healthcare system.

In Bakersfield, you can take that first step toward your dream career. The outstanding faculty at our Bakersfield campus are here to support and motivate you every step of the way. In addition, our career services team will provide you with job-search assistance before and after graduation.

Nurses practicing using a scale to measure patient's weight

What You’ll Learn

Our goal is to create nursing career opportunities for all our students. Our three-year BSN program is designed to provide you with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and prepare you for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. Students enrolled in our BSN courses are trained to perform the following nursing duties and responsibilities:

  • Recording patient medical histories and symptoms
  • Administering patient medications and treatments
  • Supporting and contributing to new or existing treatment plans
  • Observing and recording patient health and responses to treatment
  • Collaborating with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operating medical equipment
  • Performing diagnostic tests
  • Consulting patients and their families on managing illnesses or injuries

BSN Program Admissions Requirements at Bakersfield

To enroll in our Bakersfield BSN program, you must complete several admissions requirements. These include the following:

1 Career planning session and admissions interview

2 Submit proof of high school education or equivalent

3 Entrance assessment test

4 General application

5 Financing arrangements and, if applicable, all documents needed to obtain an official award letter for Federal Student Aid

BSN Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

In our Bakersfield program, simulation labs, hands-on training, and online classes will help prepare you for a career in nursing. You will complete 120 units to earn your BSN degree. Furthermore, our nursing program is delivered in a hybrid format. Some courses are presented in a traditional classroom, while others are completed on a virtual platform. This will allow you to maintain your daily life while pursuing your dream career.

Many of our courses include topics that are designed for aspiring nurses who wish to specialize later in their career. These include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Fundamentals of Patient Care
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing

Because of our unique nursing curriculum and approach, our BSN graduates can follow a variety of career paths. Nurses with a BSN degree can pursue jobs in pediatrics, OB/GYN, ICU, hospice care, research, teaching, or healthcare management.

Three nursing students in blue scrubs

Finished the nursing program at Unitek and it was fun but challenging. The school environment was very friendly and the staff members are great. As challenging as the program was, they were always very supportive and kept our motivation going.

- Edward M. (2019 Nursing School Graduate)

Outside of Bakersfield campus

The Bakersfield Campus

Our college occupies over 10,000 square feet at 333 Palmer Drive in Bakersfield, California. Not only is our campus in a convenient location, but we provide students with exciting programs and smaller class sizes. To accommodate our students, we maintain 4 classrooms, 2 skills labs, and 2 computer labs. You also have access to a student lounge and study area.

Bakersfield is currently one of two Unitek campuses that offers the BSN program. Our simulation lab alone is one of the most excellent learning resources for our aspiring nursing students. At Bakersfield, we are proud of our comprehensive yet efficient curriculums. Several of our programs will give you access to healthcare facilities, practical training, and expert instruction. In addition, most of our programs can be completed in a year or less.

Nursing Simulation Labs

Our BSN simulation labs are a great benefit for our students. They occupy the entire third floor of our campus and are designed to provide realistic nursing scenarios. In fact, all our programs offer hands-on labs to support student learning and simulation techniques. Our BSN program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Virtual Platform

Online classes are another great component of our BSN program. A virtual platform can provide you with various benefits, such as flexible hours for coursework and assignments, as well as 24/7 technical assistance. We offer our students we three pathways to earn their Bachelor’s in Nursing: 1) Full BSN program (no nursing experience), 2) Advanced Placement (for current LVNs), and 3) RN-to-BSN (for Associate Degree RNs).

At the end, with the help of Career Services, I ended up getting hired at the first place my resume was sent to, and I really enjoy it.

- Charlene Z. (2020 Nursing School Graduate)

Campus Location

The city of Bakersfield lies near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Valley region in Kern County, California. Various industries can be found in Kern Country, including energy, aerospace, and manufacturing.

Bakersfield Campus
Phone: (888) 912-8512
333 Palmer Dr. Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Bakersfield also maintains numerous parks, trails, and eateries. Some attractions include Hart Memorial Park and the Panorama Bluffs. While students must work hard to be successful, we believe it’s equally important to take breaks and recharge. For more general information, check out Bakersfield’s Wikipedia page or this TripAdvisor article that details the many attractions in Bakersfield.

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Commonly Asked Questions

We offer multiple full time and part-time BSN program options for our students. Plus, we maintain multiple start dates with several entry points to meet your needs and career plans. For more information, please speak with an admissions representative.

This is a pre-licensure program that can be completed in about two or three years—depending on credit transfers—with three 16-week semesters per year. Other BSN programs usually take three or four years to complete.

If you feel ready to pursue your career goals, then we hope you will consider our campus. At Bakersfield, we want to support you as much as possible. However, it’s important to note that most programs have deadlines, so we recommend you begin gathering your admissions requirements as soon as possible.

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