Interested in Nursing at Cal State East Bay

Students interested in applying to the Nursing major must first be admitted to the University.  Once admitted to CSUEB you are designated as Undeclared – Interest in Nursing in the university records.


At CSUEB there is no guaranteed admission to any of the CSUEB nursing programs (Pre-Licensure or RN-BSN).


If you are admitted to CSUEB, your major will automatically be changed to Nursing only IF you get admitted to one of the nursing programs at CSUEB through a separate application process.


First Year College Freshmen 

Some students enter CSUEB as first-year college freshmen.  Students can follow a set curriculum that prepares them to apply to the Pre-Licensure nursing program as early as their second year of college.  Curriculum includes nursing prerequisites and lower division GE classes.   These courses are usually available on both the Hayward and Concord campuses.  To learn about what Concord offers to students interested in health professions, please explore their program information page.


Transfer Students

If transferring to CSUEB from a different institution you must meet the University transfer requirements and select Undeclared – Interest in Nursing on your application.  Once you have completed all nursing program prerequisites you may apply to the appropriate nursing program by the published deadlines.  If you apply to a CSUEB nursing program and do not get admitted, you are encouraged to declare an alternate official major at CSUEB and continue to pursue coursework toward a bachelor’s degree in another field while you decide if you want to re-apply to Nursing the following academic year.


Nursing Programs at Cal State East Bay

For more information about CSUEB nursing programs, please go to and choose the appropriate program link.



Choose the RN-BSN program link if you already have a California RN (Registered Nurse) license or will have one soon through an accredited ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) program.


Choose the Pre-Licensure program link if you do NOT have an RN (Registered Nurse) license and are NOT currently attending an accredited ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) program.




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