Carolyn T. Martin, R.N., Ph.D., R.N.-B.S.N. Assistant Director
Office: Science 1 - 209E Phone: (209) 664-6591
Mary Jo Stanley, R.N. C.N.S., Ph.D. Online RN to BSN Track Program Director
Office: Science 1 - 231B Phone: (209) 667-3891
View information for the School of Nursing , including Learning Objectives for the School and its programs.
View the degree program Roadmap, which provide recommended advising maps to complete the degree program. Please consult your academic advisor as you develop your academic plan.
Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available from program coordinator.
Minimum Admission Requirements for the RN to BSN Track
Students seeking to enter the program must have
- A current license as a Registered Nurse in California,
- Completed 60 semester units of baccalaureate-level transferable college credit,
- Completed an AD or Diploma in nursing with a grade of C or better in each course,
- The prerequisites must be completed prior to admission as indicated below,
- Gained admission to the University with an overall grade point average of 2.75 or better, and
- Enrollment of coursework is contingent upon documentation of a physical exam and on passing a drug screening and a background check.
In addition to the 26 or 27 units in the nursing major, the School of Nursing will allow up to 15 upper division units of validated credit for equivalent nursing course work completed in preparation for nursing licensure. Validation of these units will be allowed, by challenge, upon successful completion of:
Note: See School of Nursing for validation process.