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Post-Licensure Collaborative (ADN-BSN)

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Who Can Apply?

This program is for brand new graduates from ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) schools at these six colleges: Chabot, Contra Costa, De Anza, Los Medanos, Merritt, Ohlone.  A California RN license is required, earned the summer after graduating from your ADN school. Students can complete our program and achieve a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Not a new graduate, or a new graduate from a different ADN school? 
See our Post-Licensure Program instead.

Will There Be Any Changes To Our Post-Licensure Program Related to COVID-19?

Our department is aware of many unexpected changes to the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) student experience due to individual health and safety considerations, remote learning and suspension of clinical experiences. For students already offered admission to our fall 2020 cohort, we have adjusted admission criteria for this incoming class. We are implementing a part-time (two-year) schedule only for the fall 2020 admit class and extended the due dates for ADN program completion and proof of RN license. Students already offered admission received an updated letter via email outlining this plan in more detail.  

 

General updates to admission categories for future admission cycles:

Future admission cycles will also be offered only as a two-year curriculum (four semesters, part-time) until further notice.

Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) classes

Cal State East Bay Nursing strongly recommends a letter grade for nursing prerequisites, especially the science courses.  Our program will still accept CR (credit) on a transcript for a prerequisite course taken during spring 2020 or summer 2020.  A class with a CR grade will not be included in the prerequisite GPA calculation.

Online Lab Courses in Science Prerequisites

Cal State East Bay Nursing will accept online labs for science prerequisites beginning spring 2020 term, as long as it as an approved science and lab course. 

APPLICATION AND ADMISSION DETAILS

Post-Licensure Collaborative Roadmaps:


**Roadmaps will be revised periodically.

Fall 2020 admits will participate in a part-time schedule only (due to COVID-19).

APPLY during the fall term of the last year of your Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program before you graduate for a simple transition into the Cal State East Bay Post-Licensure Collaborative Program the following fall term.   

FALL ADMISSION

POST-LICENSURE COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM



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

For fall 2020 admits only, please see ROADMAP unique to your cohort.


Attend an INFORMATION SESSION at one of our campuses, offered monthly.


Complete a Self-Evaluation to see if you are ready to apply.



PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

Be in the second year of an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) Program, on track to be a new graduate from the ADN 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


RN LICENSE REQUIREMENT

Be eligible to take the RN License Exam (NCLEX) during the upcoming summer.  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 Application for Post-Licensure Program.

HOW COURSES ARE TAUGHT

This is an online program except for one field experience course.  The one course that requires in-person attendance is Community Health Practice.

Beginning with Fall 2020 admission (due to COVID-19) only a part-time two-year schedule is offered.  Future admission cycles will be also be offered only as a two-year curriculum (four semesters, part-time) until further notice.

 

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).


Cal State East Bay applies +/- grades in Nursing Prerequisite GPA calculations.

NURSING PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

  1. Human Anatomy/Physiology I with lab (Biol 270)
  2. Human Anatomy/Physiology II with lab (Biol 271)
  3. Introduction to Clinical Microbiology with lab (Biol 230)
  4. Chemistry for Health Sciences with lab (Chem 161 or 165) OR
    General Chemistry 1 (Chem 111) OR
    Survey of Organic Chemistry (Chem 230)
  5. Accelerated College Writing (Engl 102), GE Area A2 (or AP / IB Exam)
  6. Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication (Comm 100 or 104), GE Area A1
  7. Elements of Statistics and Probability (Stat 100 or 110), GE Area B4 (or AP Exam)
  8. Workshop in Critical Thinking (Phil 100), GE Area A3


Prerequisites are listed above with the Cal State East Bay name and course number. All prerequisite courses taken at campuses other than Cal State East Bay must be approved as equivalent. Candidates can check on TES  for course equivalencies nationwide.  Another resource is www.assist.org  to check for equivalencies at California public colleges and universities.

Beginning spring 2020 term, Cal State East Bay Nursing will accept an online lab for a science prerequisite, as long as it is an approved science and lab course. 


Email nursing@csueastbay.edu  for information on prerequisites that do not appear on either of the listed equivalency websites.


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.  

During the timeframe of COVID-19, some exceptions apply. Cal State East Bay Nursing strongly recommends a letter grade for nursing prerequisites, especially the science courses. Our program will, however, still accept CR (credit) on a transcript for any prerequisite course taken during spring 2020 or summer 2020.  A class with a CR grade will not be included in the prerequisite GPA calculation.

 

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 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 1 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 Filing Period:  OCTOBER 1 - NOVEMBER 30

Submit applications approximately a year in advance of when you want to begin the program.  

 

FOLLOW THIS STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS

  1. Submit university application (Cal State Apply) 
  2. Receive university communication about 24-48 hours after you submit, with your Cal State East Bay student ID, also known as NetID
  3. Activate NetID
  4. Begin nursing application (NursingCAS)
  5. Type NetID into required field in nursing application
  6. Submit nursing application


APPLICATION #1 - UNIVERSITY APPLICATION - Cal State Apply  (requires a fee)


Transfer students must select Nursing as their major and additionally select an alternate major.
 
See University Admission Deadlines to make sure you have all university requirements.

You must activate your NetID (for transfer students) or have a NetID already (if current or previous student) in order to submit a nursing application.  Plan ahead so you still meet the nursing application deadline!

The university application is evaluated separately by the Cal State East Bay Admissions Office. Follow university deadlines for admission requirements. The university will notify you of university admission status after the Nursing Program evaluates and makes its decision.


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 2022 admission, Cal State East Bay students must fill out a Cal State East Bay university application if they will graduate Fall 2021, Spring 2022 or Summer 2022.



APPLICATION #2 - NURSING APPLICATION - NursingCAS (requires a fee)   


FALL Application Filing Period October 1 - November 30
                CLOSES 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time

The nursing application won't go through without your university assigned NetID (student ID # with two letters and four numbers).

It takes 24-48 hours to receive your NetID after you apply to the university, so make sure to submit early! 
 
*The nursing application may take several hours to complete AND if a transfer student, it requires a successfully submitted university application and activated NetID as a prior step - please plan ahead.*
  
The TEAS exam is not required for this application.

 

  **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 1 and JULY 1 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 1
  • Transcripts showing final spring term grades (after application submitted) due July 1


Official transcripts for courses in progress fall term are accepted up until the February 1 deadline, even after the 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 1 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 1.

  • 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

  • Admission is considered for all applicants that meet document deadlines, earn minimum prerequisite GPA, and satisfy prerequisite content. If space is limited by clinical site availability (this is not anticipated), applicants may be admitted based on their position on a randomized list.
  • If there are no space limitations, all qualified applicants are offered admission. If a randomized list is necessary, qualified applicants from the top portion of the randomized list will be offered admission to the program.  

  • If using a randomized list, candidates not immediately 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.

Our program currently has plenty of space available.

NOTIFICATION

Students in this program are notified of their admission status via email in April.

Candidates that submit an incomplete application or do not meet minimum GPA requirements may be notified of their admission status earlier than other candidates.

University admission offers for transfer students will not be released until the Nursing Program makes its admission decisions.

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 mid-July
  3. Attempt WST (Writing Skills Test) one time or confirm already satisfied before entry into Program


HEALTH DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS
 
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 along with our offer of admission. Please do not submit any documents or proof to the Nursing Department until requested.

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