Department Head: Dr. Hope Farquharson

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. National University offers an RN online program in California to earn a 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 the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in San Diego. If you’re already a registered nurse, you can pursue your bachelor's degree through the RN completion program.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at National University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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