RN-BSN PROGRAM
INFORMATION FOR FALL ADMISSION


*PLEASE NOTE* The RN-BSN Program is for students who already have a California RN license, or will have it before the program begins, AND do not yet have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

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

If you are graduating this academic year from one of these six local ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) schools, please apply to the ADN-BSN program instead:  Chabot College, Contra Costa College, De Anza College, Los Medanos College, Merritt College, Ohlone College. 

 

About the RN-BSN Program

The RN Advanced Placement Nursing program is offered in two versions. It may be completed in one year, the Intensive, or two years, the Part-Time version.

Many (though not all) of the courses required for completing this program can be taken at either the Hayward Campus or Concord Campus. In addition, some required courses are offered via "Blackboard" an internet classroom format, to allow for more flexible study time. Most courses are scheduled only one day a week, on the same day. Several other courses do not require weekly attendance.


WE ONLY HAVE FALL TERM ADMISSION.  THIS IS A HYBRID PROGRAM, NOT 100% ONLINE.  
SOME IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.

*MILITARY CANDIDATES* - Contact our office for information about military consideration.




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 a graduate of an ADN Program or Diploma Program within the last 12 months; OR have 6 months or equivalent full-time nursing practice within the United States in the past 2 years.


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 RN-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 completed 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 acceptable.

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 upload an unofficial copy of the AP Exam score report to 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 RN-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 Undeclared - Interest in Nursing on the application as choice of major.

  1. CSUEB application - submit a CSUMentor application for 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.

  2. CSUEB RN-BSN Program Supplemental Application - use NursingCAS beginning Fall 2016 (requires a fee)



    Applications OPEN October 1 and CLOSE November 30.

    CLOSES 8:59 p.m. Pacific / 11:59 p.m. Eastern time

     

    SUBMIT a CSUEB RN-BSN NursingCAS APPLICATION

    *This application may take several hours to complete - please plan ahead*



**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 NursingCAS:  TRANSCRIPTS

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

  • Transcripts up to and including final Fall term grades due February 14.  

  • Transcripts showing final Spring term grades (after application submitted) due July 15.


    Official transcripts for courses in progress Fall term are accepted up until the February 14 deadline, even after the November 30 application deadline passes.   We highly encourage you to send these to NursingCAS immediately after final Fall grades are posted, so your application can continue to move forward in our evaluation process.  For any classes already complete at schools you previously attended, please send to NursingCAS now.

     

All official transcripts, from every college or university attended, except CSUEB, are due to CSUEB Admissions Office by published deadlines. (if applying as a new transfer student)




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 an official copy of your AP Exam score report and upload an unofficial copyof the AP Exam score report to NursingCAS 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 Program Materials section by NOVEMBER 30.   **Military students are given priority admission into our Nursing programs.  Please contact the Nursing Department for more detail.

UPLOAD proof of unrestricted, unencumbered RN license to NursingCAS by SEPTEMBER 1 (after NursingCAS application is submitted and evaluated).  Specific instructions will be provided via NursingCAS.

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

Applicants are notified of their admission status to the Nursing Program via email during Summer term (June/July).

**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 the Nursing Admissions Coordinator 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.



MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

The nursing major requires lower division and upper division coursework.  Transfer courses used to satisfy prerequisites must be evaluated by the Nursing Office as part of the application process.

Upper division credit applicable to the degree will be granted for successfully passing the NCLEX exam and completing clinical courses in the ADN OR Diploma program.

  • Maximum credit allowed for Community College work
    (includes lower division and prerequisites)             = 105

  • Upper division granted nursing credit                       = 20

  • CSUEB nursing courses                                             = 39

  • Other required courses                                              = 16

Total Units required for B.S. Degree                        = 180


PREREQUISITES* (36 units)  C or above grade only

  • 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


TRANSFERABLE COURSES* (16 units)

  • Pharmacology* (NURS 2015) (3)
  • Nutrition* (NURS 2010 or BIOL 3070) (4)
  • General Psychology* (PSYC 1000) (5) AND
    1. Introduction to Sociology* (SOC 1000) (4) OR
    2. Introduction to Anthropology* (ANTH 1000) (4) OR
    3. Cultural Anthropology* (ANTH 1300) (4)

CSUEB NURSING COURSES (39 units)

  • Nurs 2005* or Biol 4160 (4)
  • Nurs 3202 Nursing Leadership (4)
  • Nurs 3502 Continuity of Care (2)
  • Nurs 3503 Physical Assessment (3)
  • Nurs 3505 Advanced Principles I (4)
  • Nurs 3507 Advanced Principles II (4)
  • Nurs 3509 Advanced Principles III (4)
  • Nurs 4203 Research Synthesis (2)
  • Nurs 4207 Principles of Community Health Nursing (2)
  • Nurs 4208 Practicum of Community Health Nursing (4)
  • Nurs 4301 Preceptorship Seminar (2)
  • Nurs 4305 RN Preceptorship Project or Skills Lab Practicum (4)

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES (16 units)

  • Hist 4710, History & Trends of Nursing - C4** (4)
  • HDEV 3800 Human Growth & Development - D4** (4)

if needed for graduation - consult an Advisor:

  • Upper Division Science - B6 ** (4)
  • Upper Division Elective (4)

* If documented on transcripts and course content is similar, substitute courses can be accepted for these subject areas. Units are then counted in the 105 transfer units.*If a substitute course from transcripts is accepted as equivalent to Nurs 2005 (pathophysiology), an additional 4 units of elective credit at CSUEB is required for graduation.

**These courses can be used to meet the 3 Upper Division G.E. courses required to graduate provided they are taken at CSUEB after obtaining Junior standing.



COURSE SCHEDULE

WE ONLY HAVE FALL TERM ADMISSION.  THIS IS A HYBRID PROGRAM, NOT 100% ONLINE.  
SOME IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.

**Summer courses subject to availabilty.


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.


RN-BSN Intensive Program Plan


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 that are not yet done- see list above.



RN-BSN Part Time Program Plan

FIRST YEAR

FALL: 12 units

  • NURS 3505 (4)  intensive 3 week class
  • NURS 3507 (4)  intensive 3 week class
  • NURS 2005 (4)  can substitute from transcripts or challenge by exam

WINTER: 9 units

  • NURS 3502 (2)
  • NURS 3503 (3)  in person attendance required (2 hours/week on Thursdays)
  • HDEV 3800 (4)  Nursing major requirement

SPRING: 8 units

  • NURS 3202 (4)  can challenge by exam
  • Upper Division Science (GE Area B6) (4)  B6 not required for 2nd Bachelors

SECOND YEAR

FALL: 8 units

  • NURS 3509 (4)  intensive 3 week class
  • HIST 4710 (4)  Nursing Major requirement

WINTER: 6-12 units

  • NURS 4203 (2)
  • NURS 4207/8 (6) (or Spring Term) in person full day Mon/Wed attendance required
  • Upper Division Elective (4) graduation requirement if need extra units, except for 2nd Bachelors

SPRING: 6-12 units

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

COURSES MAY BE ADDED OVER THE SUMMER AS-NEEDED - LIMITED SECTIONS AVAILABLE

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 Facutly 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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