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 a valid California RN License by time of entry into program (September 1 deadline).
  2. Be a graduate of an ADN 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. Send official transcripts to University Admissions by University Deadlines. The Nursing Department does not require a separate copy of transcripts.
  4. Complete all nursing prerequisites by end of Spring term after you apply.
  5. 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 MAY BE IN EFFECT FALL 2015 AND BEYOND.

 

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. 

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.


    EDIT RN-BSN APPLICATION - UNTIL FEBRUARY 14

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

Send CSUEB Admissions official transcripts by FEBRUARY 14 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 University deadlines to show completion of any Nursing prerequisites that were in progress during the Spring term after you applied.  DUE IN EARLY JULY - STRICT DEADLINE - CHECK UNIVERSITY DOCUMENT DEADLINES

Other Required Documents

Submit proof of RN license by September 1.

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

Please note – the TEAS exam is NOT required for this program. (we get this question a lot!)

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.

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 = 36 units
(Many lower division courses are included in the 105 units transferred from community colleges.)

  • Human Anat & Physiology I (BIOL 2010) (5)
  • Human Anat & Physiology II (BIOL 2020) (5)
  • Introduction to Microbiology (BIOL 2025) (5)
  • Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 1601) (4) OR 
    Organic Biochemistry (CHEM 1602) (4) OR
    Integrated Chemistry Course (6)
  • Expository Writing (ENGL 1001) (4)
  • Oral Communication (COMM 1004 or 1000) (4)
  • Statistics (STAT 1000) (5)
  • Critical Thinking/Logic (GE area A3; CSUEB courses are PHIL 1000, Phil 1001, or PSYCH 1100) (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 AP score will count as credit/no credit on the nursing application. Send an official score report to CSUEB admissions as proof.

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.

RN to BSN Intensive Program Plan

Fall: 16 units

  • NURS 3505, 3507, 3509 (12)
  • NURS 2005 (4)

Winter: 11-17 units

  • NURS 3502 (2)
  • NURS 3503 (3)
  • NURS 4203 (2)
  • NURS 4207/8 (6) (or Spring Term)
  • **Choose one class:
  • Upper Division Elective (4)
    only if graduation units needed

Spring: 10-16 units

  • NURS 3202 (4)
  • NURS 4207/8 (6) (or Winter Term)
  • NURS 4301 (2), 4305 (4)

Summer: 12 units

  • HIST 4710 (4)
  • HDEV 3800 (4)
  • Upper Division Science/B6 (4)

RN to BSN Part Time Program Plan

FIRST YEAR

Fall: 12 units

  • NURS 3505 (4)
  • NURS 3507 (4)
  • NURS 2005 (4)

Winter: 9 units

  • NURS 3502 (2)
  • NURS 3503 (3)
  • Upper Division Science/B6 (4) 

Spring: 8 units

  • NURS 3202 (4)
  • HIST 4710 (4)

SECOND YEAR

Fall: 8 units

  • NURS 3509 (4)
  • HDEV 3800 (4)

Winter: 6-12 units

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

Spring: 6-12 units

  • NURS 4207/8 (6) (or Winter Term)
  • NURS 4301 (2), 4305 (4)

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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