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Pre-Licensure Program

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Who Can Apply?

This BSN program is for students brand new to nursing, who do not have an RN license.  LVN students and Second Bachelor Degree candidates can apply to this program.  Admission is highly competitive.  The earliest you can apply is during your second or third year of college (not first year students). 

MILITARY CANDIDATES or transfer students from another Nursing program - See Credit for Previous Education / Experience

Information below relates to the fall 2022/spring 2022 admission cycle only.  
Please note fall 2021 and spring 2021 admissions have been cancelled.  Criteria for future admission cycles may change.  Please review often and read carefully.

 

 

TEAS Exams are not being offered on the Cal State East Bay campus until further notice. 

Will There Be Changes to Upcoming Admission Cycles Due To COVID-19?

Our department is aware of many unexpected changes to the applicant experience due to COVID-19, especially related to individual health and safety considerations, availability of clinical opportunities,  remote learning and reduced access to volunteer experiences and TEAS exams.  Please read the following announcements that affect admission cycles:

There will not be a new Pre-Licensure program application cycle for spring 2021. Applications will not be available or open this August 2020.  The next available Pre-Licensure spring admission cycle will be for spring 2022 (with applications opening August 2021).


The fall 2020 Pre-Licensure admission class is deferred to fall 2021
 There will not be a new Pre-Licensure program application cycle for fall 2021. The fall 2021 cohort will be filled by students previously admitted to the fall 2020 cohort. The next available Pre-Licensure fall admission cycle will be for fall 2022 (with applications opening October 2021).


General updates to admission categories:

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

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. 

TEAS Exam

Cal State East Bay Nursing still requires the TEAS exam for upcoming admission cycles. Our program will accept a remote version of the TEAS exam. Go to the ATI website to search for TEAS exams that are offered remotely.   

Additional / Optional Categories

Personal statements, forms, required hours and deadlines remain the same. Online or phone experiences can be accepted as long as they meet program guidelines for contributing to the health or wellness of the community. Online clinical hours for CNA or EMT (or other certificate) programs may be accepted for health-related experience as long as they meet licensing requirements.  

Recency Requirements

Due to the COVID-19 related cancellation of this year's application cycles, the seven year recency requirement for science prerequisites is extended for one year for the next application cycle only (spring 2022 and fall 2022 admission).  Community or health-related experience will be accepted for up to four years from time of application for the next application cycle only (spring 2022 and fall 2022 admission).

APPLYING TO THE PRE-LICENSURE PROGRAM

 

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


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


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



FALL ADMISSION PREREQUISITES DEADLINE - HAYWARD CAMPUS 

All prerequisite courses must be complete by the end of FALL term when you apply, science prerequisites must be within 7 years of time of application.

SPRING ADMISSION PREREQUISITES DEADLINE - CONCORD CAMPUS 

All prerequisite courses must be complete by the end of SPRING term before you apply, science prerequisites must be within 7 years of time of application.

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.



FIRST 

IF YOU MEET 3.00 GPA / PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS


Submit TWO applications:

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



SECOND 

Submit Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores with the nursing application.

TO REMAIN ELIGIBLE:

Minimum 70% overall score required for TEAS -and-
Minimum 65% required for English and Reading sections

To find out more about the Nursing application process, please join us at one of our monthly information sessions.  Nursing Pre-Admission Advisors are available at these sessions and we allow time for individual questions.  The sessions typically last 1-2 hours.

Students admitted BY CAMPUS.

Fall Admission = Hayward Campus
Spring Admission = Concord Campus 

Deadlines and General Information about UPCOMING FALL / SPRING ADMISSION.

Applicants earn admission based on criteria listed below. Applicants with highest point totals are offered admission. Individual point scales and applicant point totals are kept confidential within the department.  

Information below relates to Fall 2022/Spring 2022 admission cycles only.  Please note fall 2021 and spring 2021 admissions have been cancelled.  Criteria and categories for future admission cycles may change.

 

ADMISSION CRITERIA

These three REQUIRED categories are most important in our admission decisions

  • Minimum 3.00 Prerequisite GPA (based on submitted grades)   3.60 competitive
  • Minimum 70% TEAS Exam overall score   80% competitive  
  • Personal Statement (three short-answer questions) 

 

Candidates can also receive points for these OPTIONAL categories.  Candidates offered admission tend to have at least one of these categories in addition to competitive GPA/TEAS.  Categories are listed in order from greatest to least amount of weight.

  • Health and Community Related Experience (paid or unpaid)  
  • Military Service
  • Cal State East Bay students that take all four nursing science prerequisites at Cal State East Bay
  • Local Admission Area  (transfer students that completed majority of units at community colleges in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara or Solano County) 
  • Second Language Skills - speaking / reading proficiency in a language other than English
The Cal State East Bay Pre-Licensure Program is a full-time, day-time program that can be completed in two and one half years (five terms).  Lecture courses are in-person or hybrid.  Clinical courses are at participating local hospitals or community partner organizations.

GPA REQUIREMENT 


To be eligible for admission, you must have a 3.00 average prerequisite GPA in the following:

  • ALL EIGHT prerequisite courses combined, and
  • Just the FOUR science prerequisite courses


A competitive GPA is 3.60 for all eight prerequisites combined.


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


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

All prerequisite courses are listed above with the Cal State East Bay name and course number.
If you are a Cal State East Bay student, follow the Nursing Degree Roadmap  for a suggested prerequisite course sequence and list of associated classes.

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. 


DO YOUR CLASSES MEET OUR REQUIREMENTS?


SCIENCE PREREQUISITES HAVE A RECENCY REQUIREMENT OF 7 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF APPLICATION.  Check if your science course meets recency requirements.

*Due to COVID-19 related cancellation of spring 2021/fall 2021 admission cycles, we extended the recency requirement for one additional year for spring 2022/fall 2022 admission cycles only.

CONFIRM YOUR PREREQUISITES AND GPA with a Self-Evaluation form.  

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.


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



ADDITIONAL CLASSES

The Nursing Department highly recommends completing these two additional classes before starting the Nursing program.  They provide relevant background knowledge and a strong foundation for first-year Nursing courses, and are also Nursing major requirements.  It is not necessary to complete them before submitting a Nursing application.

Class #1
General Psychology / Introduction to Psychology  (Psyc 100)
(Lifespan Psychology does not count for this requirement)

Class #2 - Choose only one from this list
Introduction to Anthropology (Anth 100) OR
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Anth 130) OR
Introduction to Sociology (Soc 100)


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 to NursingCAS as proof of the score by FEBRUARY 1 (for fall admission) or AUGUST 31 (for spring Admission). 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. For the Cal State East Bay Nursing application, ONE science prerequisite repeat within a seven-year time period is allowed without penalty. Each additional science prerequisite repeat for a higher grade within a seven-year time period  results in point deductions from the total application points. Non-science prerequisite repeats are allowed without penalty, and do not earn any point deductions, regardless of number of repeats.
  2. Cal State East Bay students are allowed ONE retake of a science prerequisite at a community college, if the first attempt of all four science prerequisites was at Cal State East Bay initially.
  3. Check with your campus what the guidelines and policies are for repeating a course that earned at least a 'C' grade (Academic Renewal).
  4. 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.
  5. Earning a "W" in a prerequisite course and then taking it again to earn a grade does not count as a retake for Cal State East Bay Nursing.  The course that earned a "W" is disregarded during the Nursing application process and does not factor into any Nursing application GPA calculations.

TWO ONLINE APPLICATIONS


FALL Nursing Filing Period:  OCTOBER 1 - NOVEMBER 30

SPRING Nursing Filing Period:  AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 31

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

Please note that due to COVID-19 our FALL 2020 Pre-Licensure program was deferred to FALL 2021 instead and the SPRING 2021 Pre-Licensure application cycle was cancelled.  As a result, we will not be opening an application or admitting new nursing students for SPRING 2021 or FALL 2021.  

 

FOLLOW THIS STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS

  1. Submit university application (CalState Apply) - transfer students only for steps #1-3
  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


 Directions below provide additional detail about each separate application.


APPLICATION #1  - UNIVERSITY APPLICATION - CalState Apply  (requires a fee)


Transfer students must select Nursing as their major and additionally select an alternate major.

See University Admission Deadlines for fall and spring admission.

You must activate your NetID (for transfer students) or have a NetID already (if current 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
SPRING Application Filing Period  August 1 - August 31
                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! 



Looking for the Spring Application after August 15?

To find the SPRING nursing application after August 15, login to the previous NursingCAS cycle.  Read the WELCOME! message on the NursingCAS login page to find the link.

 

*The nursing application is NOT for first year college students - one to two years of college-level coursework is required before applying - see prerequisites.*

*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.*

Some personal email accounts have filtered our Nursing Department 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. Emails may also include offers of admission.  Thank you!!

 

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FOR NURSING

FALL ADMISSION - DUE FEBRUARY 1 TO NursingCAS 

SPRING ADMISSION - DUE AUGUST 31 TO NursingCAS  

 

  • All official transcripts, from every college or university attended including Cal State East Bay, are due 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)


FOR FALL ADMISSION ONLY

Official transcripts for courses in progress fall term are accepted up until the February 1 deadline, even after the NURSING 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 completed at schools you previously attended, please send to NursingCAS now.



ALSO...IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Do NOT send any transcripts to the Nursing Program.

  • FOR HAYWARD FALL ADMISSION - all nursing prerequisites must be completed by the end of the fall term when you apply.  You can have prerequisite courses in progress for that fall term only when you submit the application. (approximately a year in advance of when you want to begin the program)

  • FOR CONCORD SPRING ADMISSION - all nursing prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring term before you apply.  No in-progress prerequisites are considered when you submit the application.  All must be completed previously. (approximately a year in advance of when you want to begin the program)

  • FOR NURSING APPLICANTS ONLY: to remain eligible for Nursing Program consideration, nursing candidates must meet the document deadline of February 1, even if it is different than the document deadline posted on the main university website.

  • The Cal State East Bay Admissions Office and NursingCAS must receive all required admission documents, not just transcripts, by required dates. **Postmarked documents do not count as received.**

  • 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.

  • Applicants 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 (FALL) or August 31 (Spring).

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

TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS (TEAS)

FALL ADMISSION - DUE NOVEMBER 30 - SEND TO NURSING OFFICE (via ATI)

SPRING ADMISSION - DUE AUGUST 31 - SEND TO NURSING OFFICE (via ATI)


TEAS Exams are not being offered on the Cal State East Bay campus until further notice. 

Cal State East Bay will accept an online or remote version of the TEAS exam to meet our admission criteria.



MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS


Cal State East Bay requires ALL of the following minimum scores to qualify:

  • minimum 70% overall TEAS score (Adjusted Total Individual Score)
  • minimum 65% English and Language Usage section score
  • minimum 65% Reading section score

 

A competitive overall TEAS score is 80%.


Our program limits consideration of TEAS scores to the first three attempts, ANY version. The highest overall score will be considered. 

Cal State East Bay does not enforce a minimum time requirement between repeated TEAS tests.  If an applicant decides to take the TEAS again to raise a score, we encourage enough time between tests to study and improve, and do not encourage rushing to take the test again to meet a deadline.



The Nursing Program automatically receives all official scores of TEAS tests taken at Cal State East Bay. 

If the TEAS test is taken elsewhere or is a remote versionorder and send an official score report from ATI Testing (requires a fee). A photocopy or printout of test scores, or a scanned test score document uploaded to NursingCAS is not official.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR TEAS AT CAL STATE EAST BAY


Once our campus is open again, the Testing Office at Cal State East Bay offers the ATI TEAS exam every month.


Study guides are available at the Cal State East Bay Bookstore (510-885-3507) and at the online store on the ATI website.


TEST DATES AND INSTRUCTIONS (once exams are offered again)


To view information about the TEAS exam on Cal State East Bay campus and available dates and times to take the TEAS at Cal State East Bay, please visit the Testing Office TEAS webpage and TEAS Exam Dates and Student Charges web page. If you want to request testing accommodations related to a disability, contact Accessibility Services at (510) 885-3868.


To take the ATI TEAS exam, visit www.atitesting.com and 'Create an Account' to obtain an ATI Paper/Pencil ID number that looks like: A12345678 (it starts with the letter "A" followed by eight digits).  Print and bring your ID number on the day of the test.  Students are required to insert this number on their answer sheet.  This ID number is used for you to access your test score(s).


This is a unique ID number for each candidate taking the TEAS test.  


Calculators: The ATI TEAS will allow for the use of a four function calculator.  For paper pencil version, students are responsible to bring their own permitted calculator.  For the online version, a calculator is embedded within the exam. 

 

TOEFL or IELTS REQUIREMENTS

These tests are for students that have not attended schools where English is the principal language of instruction. Check to see whether this English proficiency test is required for university admission, or if you do not need to take it.  

 

If Cal State East Bay Office of Admissions requires TOEFL or IELTS as an entry requirement as proof of English Language Proficiency, the Nursing program will also review an applicant's TOEFL or IELTS score.  If the university does not require them, the Nursing program does not require them.

 

Either score must be within two years from the time of nursing application to be considered.

If a candidate meets TEAS exam minimum scores and minimum GPA requirements, but gets lower than TOEFL or IELTS minimum scores, the candidate is not eligible for admission to the Nursing program. 

Cal State East Bay Nursing has the following minimum TOEFL score to qualify, only if the university already requires the exam:

  • minimum 80 total score on internet-based exam
  • minimum 26 on speaking portion


Cal State East Bay Nursing has the following minimum IELTS score to qualify, only if the university already requires the exam:

  • minimum 6.5 total score
  • minimum 7.0 on speaking portion

 

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT 

 

FALL ADMISSION - DUE NOVEMBER 30 - UPLOAD TO NursingCAS 

SPRING ADMISSION - DUE AUGUST 31 - UPLOAD TO NursingCAS 

 

All applicants are required to answer all three questions on the form below and upload to the NursingCAS system once the application cycle opens.  The application will be incomplete without the Personal Statement.  Feel free to practice the questions now!

Once the nursing application is officially submitted, you cannot edit or update your personal statement, even if the application deadline is extended.

Personal statements are reviewed for depth and relevance of responses to each of the three questions, plus consideration of grammar/writing skill.


Personal Statement Directions


Personal Statement Form

  • DOWNLOAD and SAVE to your computer (Word Document).
  • Type directly into the form.
  • Do not include your name anywhere on the document.
  • Pay careful attention to maximum word count.
  • UPLOAD final version as PDF copy to NursingCAS before application deadline.  


ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES  


FALL ADMISSION - DUE  NOVEMBER 30 - UPLOAD TO NursingCAS

SPRING ADMISSION - DUE AUGUST 31 - UPLOAD TO NursingCAS  


We strongly encourage applicants to explore life experiences beyond the academic setting.  Listed below are categories that may earn additional nursing application points.  Submit all forms and documents to NursingCAS only.


Listed below are categories and instructions for the Fall 2022/Spring 2022 admission cycle.




Health and Community Related Experience (Paid or Unpaid)

You may qualify for additional admission points if you have an experience that contributes to the health or wellness of your community.  This category carries the greatest weight on the nursing application in comparison to the other optional point categories.

  • paid or unpaid experience accepted
  • minimum 75 hours required
  • must be within 3 years from time of application*
  • can combine multiple experiences to meet minimum hour requirements
  • can be online or virtual experiences reviewed case-by-case
  • points can be earned within these categories
1.  length of time commitment / total number of hours
2.  extent of multicultural community engagement
3.  type of health-related activity


Submit to NursingCAS by deadline:



Health and Community Related Experience Forms and associated letters can be accepted up to one year only from date of first submission (if re-applying).

*Due to COVID-19 related cancellation of spring 2021/fall 2021 admission cycles, we extended the three year time limit for one additional year, for the spring 2022/fall 2022 admission cycles only. 




Second Language Proficiency

You may qualify for additional admission points if you are proficient in both English and one other language.

  • submit proof with one of options listed below
  • language skills must be observed within the past year
  • you must speak and read the second language at an intermediate level
  • if you speak multiple languages, you can submit separate forms for each language, but you can only earn up to the maximum point value for this category (no additional points for additional languages) 


Submit: 

  1. Language Proficiency form *  AND
  2. Signed letter from a language instructor or individual with proof of bilingual certification (if not a language instructor, include the person's proof of bilingual certification along with the form and letter)

OR

  1. Proof of your own Bilingual Certification (see list below for examples of accepted certifications)


Types of Accepted Certifications:

  • Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development (BCLAD)
  • Seal of Biliteracy on high school transcripts or diploma
  • Federal Interagency Language Roundtable 
  • Defense Language Proficiency Test
  • Language Testing International (Licensed by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) - Must earn the following in order to qualify
    • Speaking at Distinguished (by itself)  OR
    • Speaking and Reading at Distinguished, Superior, Advanced, or Intermediate High (any combination of these levels)
  • Other certifications may be evaluated/reviewed on case-by-case basis


The Nursing Department Certification of Language Proficiency Form and associated letters can be accepted up to one year only from date of first submission (if re-applying).
 




Cal State East Bay Students

You may qualify for additional admission points if you complete all four science prerequisites at Cal State East Bay.

  • must earn passing grades
  • one retake permitted under certain circumstances

 

 



Local Admission Area

You may qualify for additional admission points if you are a transfer student and the primary college you attended (where you earned a majority of units) is a community college within one of the six counties defined as the local admission area for Cal State East Bay:  Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano



Veterans or current members of the military

Submit a copy of your DD214 form or other official proof of military status to NursingCAS





LVN applicants

Submit a copy of your current LVN license to NursingCAS.

  • no additional points during application cycle for license alone
  • if admitted, option to challenge certain first year courses
  • may earn points through the health-related experience category

The LVN-BSN Pathway is part of the Pre-Licensure Program.  Students apply to the Pre-Licensure Program following the regular application process.  The pathway is offered to any applicant with extensive medical knowledge and/or experience in the following field:  Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). 

Students graduate from this program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree and are eligible to take the RN license exam.


Learn more about the LVN-BSN Pathway and what courses can be challenged (if admitted) within the first year of the Pre-Licensure program.


SELECTION OF STUDENTS FOR PRE-LICENSURE NURSING PROGRAM

Cal State East Bay Nursing selects candidates on a merit-based points system.  Applicants with highest point totals are offered admission.

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


NOTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY AND ADMISSION

 
FALL ADMISSION NOTIFICATION

All offers of conditional admission to the Nursing Program and Waitlist notices are sent via email by April.   


SPRING ADMISSION NOTIFICATION

All offers of conditional admission to the Nursing Program and Waitlist notices are sent via email by early November. 


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

WAITLIST

Remaining eligible candidates are placed in ranked order on a waitlist according to total admission points. If a candidate on the waitlist does not gain entry into the program and wishes to be considered for the following year or following term, a new application must be submitted.

WHAT IF THERE IS A TIE IN NUMBER OF POINTS?

In case of equal points ranking, tie-breakers will be 1) science score on TEAS Exam, then 2) cumulative GPA in all baccalaureate level coursework, then 3) California residency status.

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 early June (fall admission) or early December (spring admission)
  3. Attempt WST (Writing Skills Test) one time or confirm already satisfied before entry into program.



ADDITIONAL REFERENCES TO HELP YOU PREPARE:


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.  

ESTIMATED EXPENSES for orientation requirements, future courses and clinical rotations

Questions: email - nursing@csueastbay.edu
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