ADN-BSN PROGRAM
INFORMATION FOR FALL ADMISSION

Only for current ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) Students from Chabot College, Contra Costa College, De Anza College, Los Medanos College, Merritt College or Ohlone College

If you are still enrolled in an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) program at one of the above campuses and you expect to graduate this academic year, you may be eligible for the CSUEB ADN-BSN Collaborative Program. ADN students from the above colleges can directly transition to CSUEB by following approved curriculum. See road maps below for course sequences and timelines.  PLEASE NOTE, ROADMAPS WILL BE REVISED IF NECESSARY AT THE END OF EACH ACADEMIC YEAR.

Apply during the Fall term of the last year of your ADN program, before you graduate, for admission into CSUEB for the following Fall term. We do NOT have Spring term admission.

If you already have an RN license or will earn one soon from a program OTHER than the six ADN schools listed above, please apply to the RN-BSN Program instead.


Slight curriculum and schedule changes will begin in Fall 2018 when CSUEB converts to a semester system.


ADN-BSN Collaborative Roadmaps:

**Roadmaps will be revised periodically.


HOW TO START THE PROCESS

****Print this Application Checklist and read our BROCHURE to help you keep track of requirements and due dates.****



FIRST STEP

Be in the second year of an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) Program, on track to be a new graduate from the Nursing program this academic year at one of these schools:   Chabot College, Contra Costa College, De Anza College, Los Medanos College, Merritt College or Ohlone College


SECOND STEP

Have proof of an unrestricted, unencumbered California RN license by time of entry into program.


THIRD STEP

Submit TWO applications:

  1. CSUEB Application 

  2. CSUEB Nursing Supplemental Application for ADN-BSN Program.


MINIMUM GPA REQUIREMENT

  • Have a 3.00 average prerequisite GPA in the following:

          ALL EIGHT prerequisite courses combined, AND
          Just the FOUR prerequisite science courses

-OR-

  • Have a 3.00 average CUMULATIVE GPA from the school where you are in process with your Nursing program (at time of application)

 

CSUEB NURSING does not consider +/- grades in GPA calculations.

For example, on the NURSING application, a grade of A+/A/A- earns 4 GPA points, B+/B/B- earns 3 GPA points, and C+/C earns 2 GPA points.


PREREQUISITES DEADLINE

All prerequisite courses must be complete by the end of the Spring term in which you apply.

All prerequisite courses must have a "C" or better. A "C" or "C+" grade (or better) is acceptable in prerequisite classes, as long as the 3.00 minimum GPA requirement is still met. A "C-" grade, however, is too low, and is not accepted.

DUE TO RESTRICTED CLINICAL SPACE IN OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH COURSE, ADMISSION IS LIMITED.  



How applicants are selected:

  • Applications that meet minimum prerequisite GPA are reviewed; ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS that meet the GPA will be randomized into one list.
  • BASED ON SPACE AVAILABLE, STUDENTS FROM THE TOP PORTION OF THE RANDOMIZED LIST will be offered admission to the program.
  • CANDIDATES NOT OFFERED ADMISSION will stay in the same random order and be placed on a WAITLIST.
  • IF ANY CANDIDATE OFFERED ADMISSION DECLINES before the first day of Fall term, the next student on the waitlist will be contacted and offered admission.  This process continues, following the exact order of the waitlist, until all available spots are filled. 



KEEP READING TO FIND APPLICATION LINKS AND MORE DETAIL ABOUT THE PROCESS.  
WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR APPLICATION!


PREREQUISITES AND COURSE EQUIVALENCIES

All prerequisite courses taken at campuses other than CSUEB must be approved as equivalent prior to submitting your Supplemental Application. Candidates can check on www.assist.org for course equivalencies between California public colleges and universities. Contact the Department (510-885-3481) for information on equivalency from international universities, out-of-state campuses, or private universities.  

  • Human Anatomy/Physiology I  (BIOL 2010 or 2011, 5 units)
  • Human Anatomy/Physiology II  (BIOL 2020 or 2021, 5 units)
  • Introduction to Microbiology  (BIOL 2025, 5 units)
  • INTEGRATED Chemistry Class (Chem 1610 or 1615, 6 units)
    Inorganic Chemistry  (CHEM 1601 or 1605, 4 units)  OR 
    Organic Biochemistry  (CHEM 1602, 4 units)
  • Written Communication/English Composition (ENGL 1001, 4 units), GE Area A2
  • Oral Communication/Public Speech or Interpersonal  (COMM 1000 or 1004, 4 units), GE Area A1
  • Statistics  (STAT 1000, 5 units), GE Area B4
  • Critical Thinking/Logic  (4 units), GE Area A3


All prerequisite courses must be complete by the end of the SPRING term after you apply.



PLEASE NOTE: PREREQUISITE RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFIC COURSES

If you complete a combined "Anatomy & Physiology I" course, you must take PART II from the same campus. If you take a single-topic "Anatomy" course at any campus, you may take a single-topic "Physiology" course from any other campus.

The critical thinking prerequisite can only be satisfied by a specific logic-based class, with reference to inductive/deductive reasoning and/or evaluation of fallacies.

A higher level math course, such as Calculus or Trigonometry, CANNOT substitute for the statistics prerequisite.


CREDIT/ NO CREDIT COURSES

ONE non-science prerequisite may be taken credit/no credit.


AP EXAM CREDIT

Our office accepts an AP Exam score of 3 or higher as a substitute for the following courses, as shown in table below: 

Equivalency Table
Nursing course AP Exam equivalent
English composition (prerequisite)  English Language or English Literature
Statistics 
(prerequisite) 
Statistics
General Psychology (major requirement) Psychology

 










An approved AP Exam score will not be factored into the prerequisite or major GPA formula.  To meet Nursing program application guidelines, send an official AP Exam score report to CSUEB Admissions and NursingcAS as proof of the score by the FEBRUARY 14 deadline.  If a student earns AP credit for English and/or Statistics, that student may NOT take any additional non-science prerequisites for credit/no credit.

POLICY FOR REPEATING PREREQUISITE COURSES:

  1. Check with your campus what the guidelines and policies are for repeating a course that earned at least a 'C' grade (Academic Renewal).
  2. For the CSUEB Nursing application, the higher grade is always considered for a repeated course, even if the student's own campus uses a different formula to calculate overall/cumulative GPA for repeated courses.


FIND APPLICATION LINKS 

CONFIRM DUE DATES AND DETAILS ABOUT OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS


FALL TERM ADN-BSN NURSING PROGRAM 

 

DUE NOVEMBER 30 - TWO ONLINE APPLICATIONS

Candidates who are currently attending CSUEB need not complete an application for University admission UNLESS they will graduate in another major before the Fall term when they would BEGIN the Nursing Program. For example, if applying for Fall 2019 admission, CSUEB students must fill out a CSUEB application if they will graduate Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019 or Summer 2019.


Submit applications approximately a year in advance, for the next available FALL TERM.

Please indicate Pre-Nursing on the application as choice of major.

 

  1. CSUEB application – submit a CSUMentor APPLICATION for the next available FALL term. 

This application is evaluated separately by the CSUEB Admissions Office. Follow University Deadlines for Admission Requirements. If the University denies you, this overrides any admission offers made by the Nursing Program.

  1. CSUEB Nursing Program supplemental application - use NursingCAS beginning Fall 2016 (requires a fee).

**Make sure to correctly choose the ADN-BSN program on NursingCAS, based on your current ADN school and future graduation date.  Applications to the incorrect program will not be considered.


Applications OPEN October 1 and CLOSE November 30.

SUBMIT a CSUEB ADN-BSN NursingCAS APPLICATION



**Some personal email accounts have filtered our Nursing Department emails into Spam folders. Please check your Spam folder regularly during the application process if you are not yet using a CSUEB email account. We send important updates and reminders via email and we do not want you to miss these. Thank you!!  




DUE FEBRUARY 14 and JULY 15 TO THE UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS OFFICE and NursingCAS:  TRANSCRIPTS

All official transcripts, from every college or university attended except CSUEB, are due to CSUEB Admissions by deadlines below.

All official transcripts, from every college or university attended including CSUEB, are due to NursingCAS by deadlines below.

  • February 14 (with final Fall grades)

  • July 15  (with final Spring grades)


ALSO...

February transcripts must show completion of any Nursing prerequisites or other courses that were in progress during the FALL term in which you applied.

Send ANOTHER set of official transcripts by JULY 15 to show completion of any Nursing prerequisites or other courses that were in progress during the Spring term after you applied.

Do NOT send any transcripts to the Nursing Department.

If preferred by the student, official transcripts for CSUEB may be hand-delivered in sealed envelopes to the Enrollment Information Center on the Hayward campus or Academic Services Center on the Concord campus.

Nursing students already done with prerequisites are encouraged to send their transcripts to the CSUEB Admissions Office and NursingCASas early as possible.

If you are using an AP exam score to satisfy the English or Statistics prerequisite, please also send CSUEB Admissions and NursingCAS an official copy of your AP score report by February 14.

Check your myCSUEB or NursingCAS account for updates on whether or not your documents were received.

**MISSING TRANSCRIPT DEADLINES CAN RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND AUTOMATIC DENIAL.


OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

MILITARY candidates, please submit proof of military status (such as DD214) to NursingCAS by NOVEMBER 30.   **Military students are given priority admission into our Nursing programs.  Please contact the Nursing Department for more detail.

SUBMIT UPON REQUEST ONLY electronic proof of unrestricted, unencumbered RN license to CSUEB Nursing by SEPTEMBER 1 (after application is submitted).  Specific instructions will be provided. DO NOT SEND EARLY.

ACCEPT ADMISSION for CSUEB (see link on myCSUEB) by CSUEB deadline, even if not yet notified of your admission status from CSUEB Nursing.

The TEAS exam is NOT required for this program.



NOTIFICATION

Students in this program are notified by end of March via email and/or regular mail.

**If you receive a letter welcoming you to the Pre-Nursing Program prior to receiving a Nursing Program admit letter, please keep in mind this is an offer of admission to the University only.

WHAT IF YOU THINK THERE'S AN ERROR?  Notify Nursing Admissions at nursing@csueastbay.edu within 15 calendar days of receipt of the notification.  Write a thorough explanation why you believe an error occurred.  Provide written documentation to support your claim upon request.


MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS AFTER NOTIFICATION OF ADMISSION

  1. Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening - must be clear for entry into program
  2. Attend one-day Nursing Orientation in early September (estimated date)

Failure to complete above will prevent you from being admitted to the Nursing Program.


 

FAILURE in any TWO Nursing prefix (NURS) courses results in a student being dropped from the program.  

Failure in ONE Nursing prefix (NURS) course may prevent progression to subsequent classes until that course is repeated with a passing grade. Individual rules apply.  

Failure in a Nursing prefix (NURS) course beginning with the number 3000 will prevent any registration in a course beginning with the number 4000 until the class that was failed is repeated with a passing grade.



ADN-BSN PROGRAM COURSE SCHEDULE

**Summer courses subject to availability.


NON-NURSING COURSES

Add 1-2 courses from list below each quarter in addition to NURS classes, depending on when you take community health (Nurs 4207/4208) and if you pass challenge exams. Do not exceed 17 units. It is highly recommended that you take #1 and #2 within Fall or Winter quarters:

  1. HIST 4710 (4) required for Nursing major
  2. HDEV 3800 (4) required for Nursing major
  3. Upper Division Elective (4) graduation requirement if need extra units, except for 2nd Bachelors 
  4. Upper Division Science (GE Area B6) (4) graduation requirement except for 2nd Bachelors



FALL
: 16 units

  • NURS 3505, 3507, 3509 (12) intensive 3 week classes 
  • NURS 2005 (4) can substitute from transcripts or challenge by exam

(plus non-nursing courses from list above as schedule allows)



WINTER: 7-13 units

  • NURS 3502 (2)
  • NURS 3503 (3) in person attendance required (2 hours/week on Thursdays)
  • NURS 4203 (2)
  • NURS 4207/8 (6) (or Spring Term)  in person full day Mon/Wed attendance required

(plus non-nursing courses from list above as schedule allows)



SPRING: 10-16 units

  • NURS 3202 (4)  can challenge by exam
  • NURS 4207/8 (6) (or Winter Term) in person full day Mon/Wed attendance required
  • NURS 4301 (2), 4305 (4) major research project required

    (plus non-nursing courses from list above as schedule allows)



SUMMER: LIMITED CLASSES AVAILABLE!!

  • Register yourself in any non-nursing courses not yet done - see list above.


Any university requirements (180 total units, 60 upper division units, upper and lower G.E. requirements, Writing Skills Requirement and U.S. History code requirements) must be completed before graduation and added to above suggested schedule.


For questions or more information, please contact:

California State University, East Bay-Hayward Campus
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
Student and Faculty Support Building, Room 502
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542
Phone: 510-885-3481
Email: Nursing@csueastbay.edu

California State University, East Bay-Concord Campus
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
Library Building, Room 143
4700 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Concord, CA 94521
Phone: 925-602-6753
Email: Nursing@csueastbay.edu

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