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Virtual Info Sessions

Join the RN-BSN program director for a virtual information sessions to ask questions and get program information.

Upcoming Events 

  • WEDNESDAYS from 2-3 PM starting again August 7, 2024.

If you would like to talk to someone before then, you may contact the Director, Kim Perris, at or 707 826-4533

New roles for nurses are emerging and nursing education is changing to meet the complex health care needs of our population. Grounded in the science of caring and mindfulness practice, and in partnership with local health care agencies, Humboldt’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares registered nurses with the knowledge, attitude, and skills to address the unique needs of rural and tribal communities.

Program Overview

Humboldt’s RN-BSN program expands on clinical nursing skills to provide students with a larger lens to view the social determinants of health in communities where their patients live, work, and play. Registered nurses bring lived experience working in health care and insight into the needs of our community.

The BSN program enhances this training and experience to provide nurses with a systems perspective on improving health care for all. Nurses will develop the leadership and communications skills needed to be interdisciplinary partners in delivering higher-quality care at a lower cost, in a way that increases access and reduces burnout among the health care workforce.

Career Options

BSN-prepared nurses will gain essential skills in critical thinking and change management and will be prepared to lead and promote innovation in health care systems.

Emerging Roles for Nurses

  • Public Health Nursing
  • RN Care Coordinator 
  • Chronic Disease Manager
  • Leadership and Management
  • Team-Based Care Leader
  • RN visits
  • Telehealth
  • Health & Wellness Coach
  • Health Education
  • Disaster Response

Where you might work

  • Public Health Department
  • Veterans Affairs
  • VA Hospitals
  • Primary Care Practice
  • Hospital
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Ambulatory Care Centers
  • Community Health Clinic
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Home Health Nursing
  • Rural Health Center
  • Schools

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