California State University, Long Beach

Department of Nursing


Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

CSULB Pre-Nursing

Information Sheet


Description of Program:

This program is for students who have completed their prerequisites at CSULB. Upon completion of the course of study, the student will be eligible for licensure to practice as a registered nurse, to become a certified public health nurse and to function as a professional nurse in a variety of settings.

Admission Requirements for the Department of Nursing:

        Grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses for a minimum GPA of 2.5

        Prerequisite Courses are the following: Chem. 202/Organic Chemistry and  Chem. 302/Biochemistry (or a combined 5 unit Integrated Chemistry Course/Chem 140), Bio 207/Physiology, Bio 208/Anatomy, Micro 200, Quantitative Reasoning, Oral Communication, College Composition, and Critical Thinking course.

        Any course completed outside of CSULB must be evaluated for equivalency. They can be verified at

          or in the nursing office.

-          If equivalency cannot be verified, a course waiver must be obtained by

            the student from the appropriate department.

-         May have one course in progress at the time of application. Admission

            is contingent upon receiving a grade of C or better. The GPA will

            be calculated as a grade of C. Attach copy of enrollment.

        Completion of a TEAS Examination administered in the Department of Nursing.  If you take (or have taken) the TEAS test elsewhere, please request that ATI Testing ( forward your test results to Cal State Long Beach.

Admission Procedure:

        Official transcripts from all college level work.

Request an official copy of transcripts at least 4 weeks prior

to the application deadline and send to the Department of Nursing

(Attn: BSN Program)

        Complete Department of Nursing Application

Deadline for Applications-

Fall- February 15th          Spring- September 15th

            Applications may be gotten on-line at


Selection Criteria:

        Science Prerequisite GPA                     4 points maximum

        GE Prerequisite GPA                            2 points maximum

        TEAS Test Score                                 2 points maximum

        TEAS Math Score                                2 point maximum



        Group counseling sessions are offered the third Wednesday of every month from 4:30 to 6:30 during fall and spring semesters.


Department of Nursing:  (562) 985-5425

                                        1250 Bellflower Blvd.

                                         Long Beach, CA. 90840-0301

                                         Attn: BSN Program