Marla Seacrist, RN., Ph.D. Prelicensure Program Director, School of Nursing Assistant Director
Office: Science I - 229F Phone: (209) 667-3253
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The School offers a Pre-licensure nursing track leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam after graduation.
Incoming freshmen should have taken high school chemistry with a lab, biology with a lab, and at least three years of college prep math. Transfer students need to adhere to the CSU transfer policies. (See transfer requirements in the Undergraduate Admission section of this catalog, or inquire at Admissions & Outreach.). Nursing-bound students will indicate “Nursing (Pre-Nursing)” when applying. This does not, however, guarantee a seat in the Pre-licensure track.
It is an impacted program with supplemental criterion for permission to enroll in the program and is competitive.
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) and 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 director.
Note: When applying for licensure in California, the applicant is required to obtain clearance from the Department of Justice and to report any misdemeanor or felony conviction(s) to the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Some convictions may result in denial of licensure. The BRN determines cases individually and the School of Nursing has no jurisdiction over such decisions.
Minimum Admission Requirements for the Pre-licensure Track
Non-Stanislaus State students seeking admission to the Nursing Pre-licensure Program must submit an application for admission to the University during the priority admission application filing period. (See the Admission section in this catalog for priority filing period and sources of application forms.)
Students need to be admitted to the University before their nursing program application will be considered. The application period for fall admission to the nursing program is December 1st - January 15th; spring admission application period is the month of August. Only completed applications will be accepted. Nursing applications are submitted to the cashiers office. Official transcripts for all prerequisite and/or general education courses taken at colleges or universities must accompany the application, including Stanislaus State transcripts. Applications are available on the School of Nursing webpage.
A minimum of two science prerequisites and two non-science prerequisites must be completed at the time of application to the program. Remaining prerequisite courses may be in progress at the time of the nursing application. Evidence of completion or work in progress is required for the application. For selected applicants, a final grade of C or better in an outstanding course is required to enter the program. All prerequisites must be completed before the first day of program admission.
This is an impacted program and supplemental criteria are used for the selection of students. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, a GPA of 3.0 in the prerequisite science courses, a GPA of 3.0 in other prerequisite courses, and complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with a minimum score of 70%. ATI TEAS may be taken a maximum of three times. The highest score of the first three attempts will be used. No more than one science and one non-science prerequisite course may be repeated once.
Applicants are ranked according to the following formula:
- Overall GPA: 5-25 points
- Overall Science Prerequisite: 5-25 points
- Overall Non-Science Prerequisite: 5-25 points
- ATI-TEAS of Academic Skills: 5-25 points
- Up to 25 points can be earned for the following:
Criteria subject to change; see Nursing website.
- Completion of any of the following pre-requisite courses on the Stan State campus: Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, and Statistics (2 points each)
- Permanent residency in the Stanislaus State service region (Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, or Tuolumne counties): 5 points
- Health care experience: 0-5 points (see the website for algorithm)
- Bilingual: 0-5 points (see application for proficiency certificate)
Note: California residents are given preference over out-of-state and international students as long as the program is on impacted status. Applicants with military service are also given priority if two students score the same.