Section 89267.5. (Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 283, Sec. 2.)
Cite as: Cal. Educ. Code §89267.5.
(a)As used in this section, “ADN-to-BSN student” means a person who meets all of the following qualifications:
(1)The person has earned an associate degree in nursing from a California Community College from a program approved by the Board of Registered Nursing.
(2)The person is licensed to work in California as a registered nurse.
(3)The person is applying to the California State University to earn a bachelor of science in nursing.
(b)Prior to the commencement of the 2012–13 academic year, the Chancellor of the California State University shall implement articulated nursing degree transfer pathways between the California Community Colleges and the California State University. The articulated nursing degree transfer pathways shall, at a minimum, comply with both of the following requirements:
(1)A campus of the California State University shall not require an ADN-to-BSN student to complete any duplicative courses for which the content is already required by the Board of Registered Nursing for licensure or that the student has already satisfied by earning the associate degree in nursing and becoming licensed as a registered nurse.
(2)A campus of the California State University shall not require an ADN-to-BSN student, who has taken a prerequisite course at a California community college to earn the associate degree in nursing, to take the same prerequisite course or same content from that prerequisite course at the university for the bachelor of science in nursing degree.
(c)The Chancellor of the California State University and the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges may appoint representatives from their respective institutions to work collaboratively to provide advice and assistance on either or both of the following:
(1)Implementation of the articulated nursing pathways.
(2)Identification of additional components to be included that are consistent with providing ADN-to-BSN students with a streamlined nursing degree transfer pathway consistent with the finding in subdivision (g) of Section 1 of the act that adds this section.
(d)By March 15, 2011, the Legislative Analyst’s Office shall prepare and submit to the Legislature and the Governor a report on the status of plans to implement articulated nursing degree transfer pathways between the California Community Colleges and the California State University. This report may be part of its annual budget report to the Legislature.