Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Admission Requirements

Admission is selective.  Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the program.

  1. Acceptance into CSUSB as a Pre-nursing student.
  2. Completed pre-licensure BSN program application, submitted by applicable published deadline;
  3. Completion of the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) pre-admission examination, with a score of at least 70, by admission application deadline;
  4. An overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or better;
  5. A GPA of 3.0 or better on completed required prerequisite courses (all prerequisite courses listed below);
  6. A grade of C (2.0) or better in each prerequisite course;
  7. Attendance at a CSUSB Nursing Information Session;
  8. California Residency per requirements for admission to CSU Impacted Programs;

Additional consideration and preference is given to:

  1. Residents of the CSUSB local area.
  2. Applicants who are bilingual.

Department Regulations

  1. Students in the Nursing major must earn grades of "C" or better in all nursing prerequisite courses, corequisite courses, and courses in the nursing major. If a grade less than C (2.0) is earned in any nursing major course, the student will be dismissed from the Nursing program. Dismissed students may request readmission after failure of a nursing course one time. If readmission is approved, the student may re-take the failed course and take all remaining nursing courses a maximum of one time on a space-available basis. 
  2. Students are responsible for all information and adherence to all policies in the Department of Nursing BSN Nursing Student Handbook including annual updates.

Requirements: 92 units

Total units required for graduation: 120

Requirements for a B.S. in Nursing

(Program Code: NRSG)

Prerequisite support courses required for admission (29)
BIOL 2200Microbiology for Allied Health Majors4
BIOL 2230Human Anatomy and Physiology I for Allied Health Majors4
BIOL 2240Human Anatomy and Physiology II for Allied Health Majors4
CHEM 2070Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biochemistry (The following courses can be substituted for CHEM 2070: CHEM 2050 AND CHEM 2060 (transfer students only) OR [CHEM 205 OR CHEM 215] AND CHEM 2060. )5
MATH 1201Introduction to Statistical Thinking3
Course that fulfills GE Category A1 Oral Communication3
Course that fulfills GE Category A2 Written Communication3
Course that fulfills GE Category A3 Critical Thinking3
Support courses required which may be taken after admission to the nursing major (3)
PSYC 2201Developmental Psychology3
Lower-division requirements (8)
NURS 2602Foundational Concepts in Professional Nursing2
NURS 2821Foundational Theory and Skills for Nursing Practice6
Upper-division requirements (52)
NURS 3016Health Assessment3
NURS 3080Pathophysiologic Concepts for Nursing Practice3
NURS 3082Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Nursing Practice3
NURS 3221Nursing Care of Adults & Older Adults I6
NURS 3633Nursing Care of Children & Families5
NURS 3635Nursing Care of Women, Infants, & Families5
NURS 3640Introduction to Theories of Nursing & Health3
NURS 4222Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 4415Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Practice5
NURS 4417Community & Public Health Nursing Practice5
NURS 4833Nursing Care of Adults & Older Adults II7
NURS 4840Leadership & Management in Nursing2
NURS 4920Integration of Knowledge for Professional Nursing Practice2
Total Units92

Note: Two required upper division nursing courses also fulfill upper division GE requirements for nursing students ONLY. NURS 4222 fulfills the upper division Scientific Inquiry (GE-B5) requirement. NURS 4417 fulfills the upper division Social Science (GE-D4) requirement.