Department Head: Dr. Richard Guertin

The need for registered nurses is strong and growing, encouraged in part by an Institute of Medicine landmark report on The Future of Nursing. The report called for increasing the number of nurses with bachelor’s degrees in the workforce to 80 percent and doubling the population of nurses with doctorates. At National University, you can earn your nursing degree and prepare to enter this expanding field.

If you are new to nursing or already a Licensed Vocational Nurse, you can earn a nursing degree and become Registered Nurse through our BSN Programs. If you’re already a Registered Nurse, you can pursue your bachelor's degree through our RN completion program.

Accreditation and Approvals
Dear Students, Faculty and Administrative Staff:

Currently we are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for our BSN and RN/BSN programs. On January 11, 12, and 13, the CCNE will be doing an On-Site Visit to survey our new graduate programs, the MSN-FNP, MSN-PMHNP, MSN-Nurse Informatics, MSN-Nursing Administration and Post Graduate APRN certificates in FNP and PMHNP. You all have the opportunity to submit comments directly to the CCNE regarding this upcoming visit. Please be aware that the CCNE will receive comments up to 21 days prior to the visit. The cut-off for comments is December 21, 2016. All comments should be directed to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

Website Link:

Of Note: All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English. Any and all comments submitted to CCNE in a language other than English will not be processed.

The program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.