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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 89267-89267.5



89267.  It is the intent of the Legislature:
   (a) That, pursuant to funding to be appropriated in the Budget Act
of 2007, the trustees should increase, by at least 340, the number
of full-time equivalent students in baccalaureate degree nursing
programs, beginning in the 2007-08 fiscal year.
   (b) That the trustees provide a report to the Governor and the
Legislature on or before March 15, 2007, on the proposed expenditure
plans to expand nursing programs to enroll an additional 340
full-time equivalent students as a result of the funds appropriated
in the Budget Act of 2007.
   (c) To support the expansion of future baccalaureate degree
nursing enrollment with annual appropriations in the State Budget
Act.
   (d) That the funding for the baccalaureate degree enrollment
expansions referenced in this section be funded within the general
enrollment growth funding that is traditionally provided to the
California State University during the annual state budget process.
   (e) To encourage the university, in providing programs under this
article, to establish partnerships or collaborations with community
colleges to facilitate the education of students in bachelor of the
science of nursing (BSN) or entry-level master's nursing programs.



89267.3.  The California State University may establish priorities
for admission to baccalaureate degree nursing programs, but it shall
not disqualify or prohibit any student who possesses a baccalaureate
or higher degree from enrolling in, and completing, a baccalaureate
degree nursing program on the sole basis of that student's possession
of the degree.



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 degree transfer
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 Chapter 283 of the Statutes of 2009.
   (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.