On May 19th, the Registered Nursing (RN) program will celebrate the first cohort of 18 RN students earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. The students participated in the Cuesta College and CSU-Monterey Bay Collaborative Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) pathway, which provides students the opportunity to complete a BSN just 12 months after completion of their Associate Degree. All courses are offered locally.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our students and the community,” said Cuesta College Nursing Program Director Marcia Scott. “The partnership with CSU-Monterey Bay allows students to remain in the community and work as RN’s while pursuing their Bachelor’s Degree.

This spring, our students completed clinical hours and research projects that benefitted the San Luis Obispo Public and Behavioral Health Departments and the SLO Noor Clinic. In addition, they obtained FEMA and child abuse certifications. These graduates are well on their way to becoming nursing leaders in our local community, as well as becoming potential leaders in state, national, and global health arenas."

Eighteen students graduating from the RN program this May are enrolled in the CSU-Monterey Bay/Cuesta College BSN collaborative program, and are on target to graduate with a BSN in May 2019.

For more information about Cuesta College’s Nursing Program, visit their website or call (805) 546-3138.