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Undeclared Interest in Nursing

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What is that?

Students applying to the Nursing major must also be admitted to the University.  Once admitted to Cal State East Bay, you are designated as Undeclared – Interest in Nursing.

As a Cal State East Bay student, there is no guaranteed admission to any of the nursing programs (Pre-Licensure or Post-Licensure).

If you are admitted to Cal State East Bay, your major will only be changed to Nursing IF you get admitted to one of the nursing programs through a separate application process.

How Undeclared-Interest in Nursing relates to you...

Some students attend Cal State East Bay as first-year college freshmen.  Students can follow a set curriculum as part of a Freshman Learning Community 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.
If transferring to Cal State East Bay, you must meet the university transfer requirements and select Undeclared – Interest in Nursing on your university application.  

Once you meet minimum eligiblility requirements and deadlines for completion of all nursing program prerequisites, you may apply to the appropriate nursing program. If you apply to a Cal State East Bay nursing program and do not get admitted, you are encouraged to declare an alternate major and continue to pursue coursework toward a bachelor’s degree in another field.  You can decide if you want to re-apply to Cal State East Bay for the next available admission class.

For more information about Cal State East Bay nursing programs, please go to the Cal State East Bay Nursing Prospective Students website and read about all of our different programs.


Choose the Post-Licensure program 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 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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Any Cal State East Bay student can join the Pre-Nursing Club. Its officers and members are there to support you as you go through the nursing application process. The club also offers a wide range of opportunities to participate in social and community service events and connect with fellow students interested in the same career field.
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