ADN-BSN Collaborative Program - Eligibility Requirements

What are the eligibility requirements for the ADN-BSN Collaborative Program?

To qualify for the ADN-BSN Collaborative Program, students must meet the following requirements:


  • Overall GPA ≥ 3.0
  • Prerequisite Science + English GPA ≥ 3.0
    • Anatomy + lab
    • Physiology + lab
    • Microbiology + lab
    • General college chemistry + lab
    • English (written communication)
  • ADN program GPA ≥ 3.0

Prerequisite Courses (must be completed prior to Cal State LA Fall enrollment)

  • College Chemistry (must be completed prior to beginning Summer 1 at Cal State LA)
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Human Nutrition*
  • General Psychology*
  • Principles of Sociology*
  • Critical Thinking course
  • Oral Communication course
  • Area A CSU General Education**

*Required courses in a nursing-related field that must be completed for the BSN degree

**Prerequisite to take the Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE), which is a Cal State LA University requirement for graduation. These courses must be completed before Cal State LA Fall enrollment to prevent registration holds.

Other Requirements (must be completed prior to Cal State LA Fall enrollment)

  • CSU General Education (GE) Breadth Certification from community college
  • CSU American Institutions & Ideals Requirement
  • Pass NCLEX-RN licensing exam

Professionalism and Professional Values

Students are expected to demonstrate professional values and behaviors.

“Professional values and their associated behaviors are foundational to the practice of nursing.…Professionalism is defined as the consistent demonstration of core values evidenced by nurses working with other professionals to achieve optimal health and wellness outcomes in patients, families, and communities by wisely applying principles of altruism, excellence, caring, ethics, respect, communication, and accountability” (American Association of Colleges of Nursing Interprofessional Professionalism Measurement Group (2008). The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice p. 26).

The Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education (p. 27-28) states that “the following professional values epitomize the caring, professional nurse. Nurses, guided by these values, demonstrate ethical behavior in patient care.

  • Altruism is a concern for the welfare and well being of others. In professional practice, altruism is reflected by the nurse’s concern and advocacy for the welfare of patients, other nurses, and other healthcare providers.
  • Autonomy is the right to self-determination. Professional practice reflects autonomy when the nurse respects patients’ rights to make decisions about their health care.
  • Human Dignity is respect for the inherent worth and uniqueness of individuals and populations. In professional practice, concern for human dignity is reflected when the nurse values and respects all patients and colleagues.
  • Integrity is acting in accordance with an appropriate code of ethics and accepted standards of practice. Integrity is reflected in professional practice when the nurse is honest and provides care based on an ethical framework that is accepted within the profession.
  • Social Justice is acting accordance with fair treatment regardless of economic status, race, ethnicity, age, citizenship, disability, or sexual orientation.”

To determine if you meet the ADN-BSN Collaborative Program eligibility requirements, please see the Student Eligibility Form