Admission Criteria: CSUB Department of Nursing admission criteria*:
1. CSUB and transfer students must meet the following conditions before
can be considered eligible for admission to the Nursing program:
a. A grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite and cognate courses.
Prerequisite and cognate courses may be repeated only once for a
b. An overall Grade Point Average of 2.0.
c. Completion of all nine prerequisite courses by August 15th.
d. Proficiency in both spoken and written English for any applicant
graduating high school in a non-English speaking country. (See course
description for NURS241).
2. Applicants will be selected on the basis of document deadline, and
completion of prerequisites.
3. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who fall into
specialized groups (veterans, economically and/or educationally
disadvantaged students, and students signing the four-year contract at
4. Critical dates:
November - University application period opens for admission to the
following fall quarter.
August 15 - Deadline for receipt of all transcripts, including summer
session courses, for all nine prerequisite courses for enrollment in
quarter nursing courses.
Students who fail to achieve at least a “C” in a prerequisite course a
second time are not eligible for the nursing program. A “C-” is not
considered passing. Exception to this may be made by the Admission
Committee if the courses were taken more than five years ago and there
evidence of successful academic ability in subsequent
* Note: Admission criteria to the nursing program may be different than
those identified above should the Department receive impacted status.