Humboldt State RN to BSN Program

Nursing Education for the Health and Wellbeing of the North Coast

Support Humboldt’s Nursing Program
For more information, call 707.826.5200

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Cal Poly Humboldt, College of the Redwoods, and healthcare industry leaders are working to bring a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing (BSN) starting Fall 2020.

The program, which will be taught using a flexible blend of online and in-person courses, will provide a seamless academic progression from an associate’s degree to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to accelerate academic and career advancement for rural nurses. This program will also provide an opportunity for already working licensed Registered Nurses to further their education without leaving the area or quitting their jobs.

The program’s curriculum is designed specifically for the North Coast, focusing on the needs of rural and tribal communities and stressing culturally appropriate methods and approaches.

Student Experience

A customizable community-focused program focused on…

Rural Issues  |  Cultural Humility  |  Leadership  |  Behavioral Health

Initially, 25 students will be able to participate in each cohort, and they will complete their degrees over two years (for the part time cohort) and one year for those enrolled full time.

Giving Opportunities

To learn more about supporting to the Nursing program and other giving opportunities at Cal Poly Humboldt, visit, call 707.826.5200 or email

Nursing Program

For details on the Nursing program curriculum, contact Humboldt’s Nursing program Director Kimberly Perris at or 707.826.4533.

Humboldt has created an endowment to help with the costs of the program, with a goal of raising $5 million. Thank you to St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County for making a $2 million lead gift to the endowment.

Thank you for your support!

St. Joseph Health
Humboldt County

Orvamae Emmerson Endowment Fund
Humboldt Area Foundation

Sutter Coast Hospital
Del Norte County