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Post-Licensure (RN-BSN) Program

The Post-Licensure 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.

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


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ADMISSION AND APPLICATION DETAILS

FALL ADMISSION

POST-LICENSURE PROGRAM



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



PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

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.


RN LICENSE REQUIREMENT

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



SUBMIT TWO APPLICATIONS

ONLY IF YOU MEET PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS / 3.00 GPA / PREREQUISITE DEADLINES


1. Cal State East Bay 
University Application (if a transfer student)

2. Cal State East Bay NURSING Supplemental Application for RN-BSN Program.

 

HOW COURSES ARE TAUGHT

This program can be completed in one to two years, depending on intensive or part-time concentrations.  Most courses are 100% online.  A few courses require in-person attendance.  A majority of these limited in-person courses take place at the Hayward campus, with only a few sections in Concord.

Two courses require weekly attendance:  Health Assessment and Community Health.

See BROCHURE for a full course schedule.

MINIMUM GPA TO QUALIFY

 

  • 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 AND upon graduation from your Nursing program)


*NEW!*
 Cal State East Bay NURSING applies +/- grades in Nursing Prerequisite GPA calculations.

Cal State East Bay Nursing uses the same standard GPA calculations as the university. (Beginning Fall 2018 admission cycle)

NURSING PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

  1. Human Anatomy/Physiology I with lab (Biol 2010 or 270)  
  2. Human Anatomy/Physiology II with lab (Biol 2020 or 271)
  3. Introduction to Microbiology with lab (Biol 2025 or 230)
  4. Chemistry with lab (Chem 1610 or 161)
    Integrated Chemistry (preferred) OR
    Inorganic/General Chemistry OR 
    Organic Biochemistry
  5. Written Communication/English Composition (Engl 1001 or 101),
    first term college freshman level course only, GE Area A2 (or AP Exam)
  6. Public Speech or Interpersonal (Comm 1000/4 or 100/4), GE Area A1
  7. Statistics (Stat 1000 or 100), GE Area B4 (or AP Exam)
  8. Critical Thinking/Logic, GE Area A3


All prerequisite courses taken at campuses other than Cal State East Bay 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. 


Email nursing@csueastbay.edu  for information on equivalency from international universities, out-of-state campuses, or private universities.


PREREQUISITE DEADLINE AND MINIMUM GRADE

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

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

 

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.


Complete a separate course for each requirement - there is no "double-counting" requirements such as taking one class to meet both English composition and critical thinking.


Prerequisite courses that overlap with GE requirements are not waived for second bachelor degree candidates.


CREDIT/ NO CREDIT COURSES

ONE non-science prerequisite may be taken credit/no credit. All science prerequisites must be taken for a letter grade.

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 courseAP 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 Cal State East Bay 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. There is no penalty for retaking a prerequisite course for the Cal State East Bay Post-Licensure Program.
  2. Check with your campus what the guidelines and policies are for repeating a course that earned at least a 'C' grade (Academic Renewal).
  3. For the Cal State East Bay 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.

 

TWO ONLINE APPLICATIONS


FALL NURSING DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1 - NOVEMBER 30

Submit applications approximately a year in advance.  Submit both applications at the same time and wait to hear back from both Nursing and the general Admissions Office at Cal State East Bay independently of the other.



APPLICATION #1


Please choose Undeclared - Interest in Nursing

 
See University Admission Deadlines for Fall and Spring admission each year

This application is evaluated separately by the Cal State East Bay Admissions Office. Follow university deadlines for admission requirements. If the University denies you, this overrides any Nursing Program admission offers.


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




APPLICATION #2

CAL STATE EAST BAY POST-LICENSURE
RN-BSN "NursingCAS" APPLICATION
 
(requires a fee)  
FALL Applications OPEN October 1 - November 30
CLOSES 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time

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


Make sure to correctly choose the RN-BSN program on NursingCAS.   
Applications to the incorrect program will not be considered.

  

**Some personal email accounts have filtered our Nursing Program emails into Spam folders. Please check your Spam folder regularly during the application process. We send important updates and reminders via email through the NursingCAS system and Cal State East Bay email system and we do not want you to miss these. Thank you!!

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FOR NURSING

FOR NURSING FALL ADMISSION ONLY:  DUE FEBRUARY 14 and JULY 15 TO NursingCAS


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

*All official transcripts, from every college or university attended, including Cal State East Bay, 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 NursingCAS 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.

ALSO...IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • 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 directly to the Nursing Program.

  • If preferred by the student, official transcripts for Cal State East Bay 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 Cal State East Bay Admissions Office and NursingCAS as early as possible.

  • If you are using an AP exam score to satisfy the English or Statistics prerequisite, please also send Cal State East Bay Admissions Office an official copy of your AP Exam score report and upload an unofficial copy of your AP Exam score report to NursingCAS by February 14.

  • Check your MyCSUEB and NursingCAS account for updates on whether or not your documents were received.


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

HOW APPLICANTS ARE SELECTED, ONLY IF NECESSARY

  • 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.

ADMISSION IS LIMITED DUE TO RESTRICTED SPACE IN OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH FIELD EXPERIENCE COURSE

NOTIFICATION

Students in this program are notified in June/July via email and/or regular mail.

**If you receive a letter welcoming you to Undeclared - Interest in Nursing 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 July
  3. Attempt WST (Writing Skills Test) one time or confirm already satisfied before entry into program


HEALTH DOCUMENTS LIST
 
We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these requirements and be ready to submit proof of them on short notice. We provide exact deadlines and directions via email with our offer of admission. Please do not submit any documents or proof to the Nursing Department until requested.

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