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 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.
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.
Be a graduate of an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program or Diploma Program within the last twelve months; OR have six months or equivalent full-time nursing practice within the United States in the past two years.
Have proof of an unrestricted, unencumbered California RN License by time of entry into program.
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 (RN-BSN) Program
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.
ALL EIGHT prerequisite courses combined, AND
Just the FOUR prerequisite science courses
Cal State East Bay applies +/- grades in Nursing Prerequisite GPA calculations.
Prerequisite courses 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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on prerequisites that do not appear on either of the listed equivalency websites.
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.
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.
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.
Our office accepts an AP Exam score of 3 or higher as a substitute for the following courses, as shown in table below:
|Nursing course||AP Exam equivalent|
|English composition (prerequisite)||English Language or English Literature|
|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.
Submit applications approximately a year in advance of when you want to begin the program.
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.
**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!!
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.
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.
**MISSING TRANSCRIPT DEADLINES CAN RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND DENIAL.
Our program currently has plenty of space available.
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.
Notify NURSING Admissions at email@example.com 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.
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.