How to Apply

Current RNs and new RN graduates, or those graduating by Spring 2024, can apply for the Fall 2024 session on October 1, 2023 for the part-time cohort. 

Virtual Info Sessions

Join the RN-BSN program director EVERY WEDNESDAY from 2-3 PM for a live virtual information sessions to ask questions and get program information.

Register for Information Session

2022 Information Session Recording

2022 information session

Program Requirements

Note, that the following requirements are needed to qualify for RN to BSN program:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
  • Pass NCLEX exam
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 in all courses

In addition, in order to be eligible for the RN to BSN program, you will need to have successfully completed the following 8-Core Courses:

  • Oral Communication (A1)
  • Written Communication (A2)
  • Critical Thinking (A3)
  • Chemistry: General, inorganic, organic, or integrated (with associated lab if required at the institution where the course was taken) (B1, B3)
  • Human Anatomy (with required lab) (B2, B3)
  • Human Physiology (with required lab) (B2, B3)
  • Microbiology (with required lab) (B2, B3)
  • Statistics (B4)

RN-BSN Nursing Program Information Session

Nursing Application Checklist 

When you’re ready to complete your application on Cal State Apply, be sure you have these items on hand: 

  • Unofficial transcripts: You’ll be asked to enter all the courses you’ve completed on your CSU application; those that are currently in progress; and any you plan to take. Transcripts will be requested by campuses as needed. 
  • Your Social Security number, if you have one. 
  • Your citizenship status
  • A method of payment: You can pay the application fee by credit card. Fee waiver available for eligible applicants.
  • Annual income: Your parents’ if you are a dependent; your income if you are independent.
  • CCCID and Campus ID Optional: every California Community College student is assigned a CCCID and a campus-specific ID number. These numbers should be printed on your transcript.
  • RN License number
  • Application with CalState Apply