RN-BSN PROGRAM
INFORMATION FOR FALL ADMISSION

*PLEASE NOTE* The RN-BSN Program is for students who already have an RN license, but do not yet have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

SELECTION PROCESS REVISED BEGINNING FALL 2014 - SEE DETAILS BELOW.

 

General Information

The RN Advanced Placement Nursing program is offered in two versions. It may be completed in one year, the Intensive, or two years, the Part-Time version.

WE ONLY HAVE FALL TERM ADMISSION.  THIS IS A HYBRID PROGRAM, NOT 100% ONLINE.  
SOME IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.

Accreditation

The Department of Nursing has professional accreditation by the California Board of Registered Nursing (916-322-3350), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (202-887-6791).

Convenience

Many (though not all) of the courses required for completing this program can be taken at either the Hayward Campus or Concord Campus. In addition, some required courses are offered via "Blackboard" an internet classroom format, to allow for more flexible study time. Most courses are scheduled only one day a week, on the same day. Several other courses do not require weekly attendance.

Read our BROCHURE about program requirements.

Eligibility

The following steps are required to become eligible for the RN-BSN Program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

  1. Have an unencumbered, unrestricted California RN License by time of entry into program (September 1 deadline).
  2. Be a graduate of an ADN Program or Diploma Program within the last 12 months; OR have 6 months or equivalent full-time nursing practice within the United States in the past 2 years.
  3. Meet nursing prerequisite GPA requirements.  **Beginning Fall 2015 admission.  See below.
  4. Complete all nursing prerequisites by end of Spring term after you apply.
  5. Send official transcripts to CSUEB University Admissions by FEBRUARY 14 and JULY 15. STRICT DEADLINES. The Nursing Department does not require a separate copy of transcripts.
  6. Meet all University Admission requirements by stated deadlines.


DUE TO RESTRICTED CLINICAL SPACE IN OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH COURSE, ADMISSION IS LIMITED BEGINNING FALL 2014. 


**ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS IN EFFECT FALL 2015 (SEE BELOW).

 

Procedures for the current applicant pool being evaluated for Fall 2014 admission:  

  • After applications are reviewed, ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS will be randomized into one list.
  • BASED ON SPACE AVAILABLE, STUDENTS FROM THE TOP PORTION OF THE RANDOMIZED LIST will be offered admission to the program.
  • CANDIDATES NOT OFFERED ADMISSION will stay in the same random order and be placed on a WAITLIST.
  • IF ANY CANDIDATE OFFERED ADMISSION DECLINES before September 23, 2014, 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. 


Procedures for the applicant pool that will be evaluated for Fall 2015 admission:  

  • Have a 2.70 average prerequisite GPA in the following:
              ALL EIGHT prerequisite courses combined, and
              Just the FOUR prerequisite science courses
  • Applications that meet minimum prerequisite GPA are reviewed; ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS that meet the GPA will be randomized into one list.
  • BASED ON SPACE AVAILABLE, STUDENTS FROM THE TOP PORTION OF THE RANDOMIZED LIST will be offered admission to the program.
  • CANDIDATES NOT OFFERED ADMISSION will stay in the same random order and be placed on a WAITLIST.
  • IF ANY CANDIDATE OFFERED ADMISSION DECLINES before September 22, 2015, 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. 

Application

To be considered for admission to the RS-BSN Advanced Placement Track, students must complete two application forms by strict deadlines. Submit applications approximately a year in advance, for the next available FALL TERM.

  1. The CSUEB Application for Admission is available for on-line completion and submission at:
    http://www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp/undergrad_apply.asp. This application is evaluated separately by the CSUEB Admissions Office. Follow University Deadlines for Admission Requirements. If the University denies you, this overrides any admission offers made by the Nursing Program.

  2. The RN-BSN Application.

    The CSUEB Clinical Nursing Program supplemental application is only available between October 1 and November 30.

    Applications OPEN October 1 at NOON and CLOSE November 30 at NOON.

    Once the application is available, please click nursing application link (below) to fill out and submit between October 1 and November 30.


    NURSING APPLICATION NO LONGER AVAILABLE


    Once the application is available, and you correctly submit it by the deadline, you can click the nursing application link below to edit it until February 14.


    NURSING APPLICATION NO LONGER AVAILABLE

If you have questions/technical issues related to the nursing application process, please email nursing@csueastbay.edu

**Some personal email accounts have filtered our Nursing Department emails into Spam folders. Please check your Spam folder regularly during the application process if you are not yet using a CSUEB email account. We send important updates and reminders via email and we don't want you to miss these. Thank you!!

Transcripts

SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS TO CSUEB ADMISSIONS BY THESE DATES - STRICT DEADLINES:

  • February 14
  • July 15

Send CSUEB Admissions official transcripts by FEBRUARY 14 - STRICT DEADLINE - to show completion of any nursing prerequisites that were in progress during the FALL term in which you applied.

Send ANOTHER set of official transcripts by JULY 15 - STRICT DEADLINE - to show completion of any Nursing prerequisites that were in progress during the Spring term after you applied.

**MISSING TRANSCRIPT DEADLINES CAN RESULT IN AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND AUTOMATIC DENIAL.

Other Required Documents

MILITARY candidates, please submit proof of military status (such as DD214) to the Nursing Department office (photocopy or fax) by NOVEMBER 30.   **Military students are given priority admission into our Nursing programs.  Please contact the Nursing Department for more detail.

Submit to Nursing Department proof of an unrestricted, unencumbered RN license by SEPTEMBER 1 (after application is submitted) via fax, in person or mail only (NOT via email).

Submit your SIR (Statement of Intent to Register) for CSUEB (part of university admission packet) by CSUEB deadline, even if not yet notified of your admission status from Nursing.

The TEAS exam is NOT required for this program.

Notification of Admission

Applicants are notified of their admission status to the Nursing Program via email during Summer term (June/July).

**If you receive a letter welcoming you to the Pre-Nursing Program prior to receiving a Nursing Program admit letter, please keep in mind this is an offer of admission to the University only.

WHAT IF YOU THINK THERE'S AN ERROR?  Notify the Nursing Admissions Coordinator 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.

Major Requirements

The nursing major requires lower division and upper division coursework. Lower division coursework may be taken at a community college. Transfer courses used to satisfy prerequisites must be evaluated by the Nursing Admissions Coordinator as part of the application process.

Degree Requirements

Upper division credit applicable to the degree will be granted for successfully passing the NCLEX exam and completing clinical courses in the student's ADN program.

  • Maximum credit allowed for Community College work = 105
  • Upper division granted nursing credit = 18
  • CSUEB nursing courses = 41
  • Other required courses = 16

    Total Units required for B.S. Degree = 180

RN-BSN Major Requirements (52 units)

I. Prerequisites = 38 units
(Many lower division courses are included in the 105 units transferred from community colleges.)

  • Human Anatomy/Physiology I (BIOL 2010) (5)
  • Human Anatomy/Physiology II (BIOL 2020) (5)
  • Introduction to Microbiology (BIOL 2025) (5)
  • INTEGRATED Chemistry Class (CHEM 1610) (6) OR
    Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 1601) (4) OR 
    Organic Biochemistry (CHEM 1602) (4) 
  • Written Communication/English Composition
    (ENGL 1001), GE Area A2 (4)
  • Oral Communication/Public Speech or Interpersonal
    (COMM 1000 or 1004), GE Area A1 (4)
  • Statistics (STAT 1000), GE Area B4 (5)
  • Critical Thinking/Logic, GE Area A3 (4)

All prerequisite courses must be complete by the end of the SPRING term after you apply.

All prerequisite courses taken at campuses other than CSUEB must be approved as equivalent prior to submitting your Supplemental Application. A Course Equivalency Chart is available so you can compare courses. Candidates can also check on www.assist.org for course equivalencies to other California public colleges. Contact the Department (510-885-3481) for information on equivalency evaluation of courses from foreign universities, out-of-state campuses, or California universities not listed on the Equivalency Chart.

* PLEASE NOTE:
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.

ONE non-science prerequisite may be taken credit/no credit. Our office accepts an AP score of 3 or higher as a substitute for either the English OR Statistics prerequisite; this ONE AP score will count as the ONLY credit/no credit on the nursing application. Send an official score report to CSUEB admissions as proof by the FEBRUARY 14 deadline.

II. Transferrable courses = 16 units

  • Pharmacology* (NURS 2015) (3)
  • Nutrition* (NURS 2010 or BIOL 3070) (4)
  • General Psychology (PSYC 1000) (5) AND
    1. Introduction to Sociology (SOC 1000) (4) OR
    2. Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 1000) (4) OR
    3. Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 1300) (4)

Required CSUEB Courses (55 units)

I. Nursing Courses = 39 units

  • Nurs 2005 or Biol 4160 (4)
  • Nurs 3202 Nursing Leadership (4)
  • Nurs 3502 Continuity of Care (2)
  • Nurs 3503 Physical Assessment (3)
  • Nurs 3505 Advanced Principles I (4)
  • Nurs 3507 Advanced Principles II (4)
  • Nurs 3509 Advanced Principles III (4)
  • Nurs 4203 Research Synthesis (2)
  • Nurs 4207 Principles of Community Health Nursing (2)
  • Nurs 4208 Practicum of Community Health Nursing (4)
  • Nurs 4301 Preceptorship Seminar (2)
  • Nurs 4305 RN Preceptorship Project or Skills Lab Practicum (4)

II. Other Required Courses = 16 units

  • Hist 4710, History & Trends of Nursing - C4** (4)
  • Human Growth & Development - D4** (4)
  • HDEV 3800
  • Upper Division Science - B6 ** (4)
  • Upper Division Elective (4)

* Documentation of content from transcripts can be accepted for these courses. Units will then be included in the 105 transfer units.

**These courses can be used to meet the 3 Upper Division G.E. courses required to graduate provided they are taken at CSUEB after obtaining Junior standing.


Course Schedule – All Courses Must Be Taken in Exact Order Shown Below

WE ONLY HAVE FALL TERM ADMISSION.  THIS IS A HYBRID PROGRAM, NOT 100% ONLINE.  
SOME IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.

**Summer courses subject to availabilty.


FAILURE in any TWO Nursing prefix (NURS) courses results in a student being dropped from the program.  

Failure in ONE Nursing prefix (NURS) course may prevent progression to subsequent classes until that course is repeated with a passing grade. Individual rules apply.  

Failure in a Nursing prefix (NURS) course beginning with the number 3000 will prevent any registration in a course beginning with the number 4000 until the class that was failed is repeated with a passing grade.

RN to BSN Intensive Program Plan

Fall: 16 units

  • NURS 3505, 3507, 3509 (12) intensive 3 week classes 
  • NURS 2005 (4) can challenge by exam

Winter: 11-17 units

  • NURS 3502 (2)
  • NURS 3503 (3) weekly attendance
  • NURS 4203 (2)
  • NURS 4207/8 (6) (or Spring Term) Mon/Wed attendance
  • Upper Division Science (GE Area B6) (4) 
              B6 not required for 2nd Bachelors, but may need extra graduation units

Spring: 10-16 units

  • NURS 3202 (4)  can challenge by exam
  • NURS 4207/8 (6) (or Winter Term)  Mon/Wed attendance
  • NURS 4301 (2), 4305 (4) major research project

Summer: 12 units

  • HIST 4710 (4) required
  • HDEV 3800 (4)  required
  • Upper Division Elective (4)
      only if graduation units needed

RN to BSN Part Time Program Plan

FIRST YEAR

Fall: 12 units

  • NURS 3505 (4)  intensive 3 week class
  • NURS 3507 (4)  intensive 3 week class
  • NURS 2005 (4)  can challenge by exam

Winter: 9 units

  • NURS 3502 (2)
  • NURS 3503 (3)  weekly attendance
  • Upper Division Science (GE Area B6) (4) 
             B6 not required for 2nd Bachelors, but may need extra graduation units

Spring: 8 units

  • NURS 3202 (4)  can challenge by exam
  • HIST 4710 (4)  required

SECOND YEAR

Fall: 8 units

  • NURS 3509 (4)  intensive 3 week class
  • HDEV 3800 (4)   required

Winter: 6-12 units

  • NURS 4203 (2)
  • NURS 4207/8 (6) (or Spring Term)  Mon/Wed attendance
  • Upper Division Elective (4)
           only if graduation units needed

Spring: 6-12 units

  • NURS 4207/8 (6) (or Winter Term)  Mon/Wed attendance
  • NURS 4301 (2), 4305 (4)  major research project

Any university requirements (180 total units, 60 upper division units, upper and lower G.E. requirements, Writing Skills Requirement and U.S. History code requirements) must be completed before graduation and added to above suggested schedule.

For questions or more information, please contact:

California State University, East Bay-Hayward Campus
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
(North Science 143)
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542
Phone: 510-885-3481
Fax: 510-885-2156
Email: Nursing@csueastbay.edu

California State University, East Bay-Concord Campus
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
(Library Room 143)
4700 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Concord, CA 94521
Phone: 925-602-6753
Fax: 925-602-6367
Email: Nursing@csueastbay.edu

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