Undergraduate Programs

 

undergraduate nursing students examine a dummy patient in a Simulation Lab.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Basic

The professional nursing curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. The undergraduate program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The Nursing major is an impacted program that requires students to meet supplemental admission criteria in order to be accepted into the major.
All students who wish to be accepted into the BS nursing major must submit an application to the School of Nursing between Sept and January of each academic year.
Applicants to the Nursing major are screened competitively based on the following indicators:

  • Test of Essential Academic Skills exam score
  • Cumulative & Pre-requisite GPA
  • Volunteer and/or work experience (optional)

Apply

Currently accepting applictions for Fall 2019. Deadline: January 11, 2019, 8:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

Test Of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

FAQ

Military Admission Policy

  • In accordance with SB 1348 that governs military admission procedures, the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing will admit by exception and give priority to military service members and veterans. Veterans who are California (CA) residents may be able to apply their military experience and training towards licensure requirements. Veterans need only meet the following minimum admission eligibility requirements for Basic Pre-Licensure or RN to BSN Transfer. 1. Admission to the University 2. A minimum 3.0 GPA in all transferable classes and in pre-requisite courses 3. A 40 percentile or better on the TEAS exam in all 4 areas: English, Reading, Math, and Science (Basic Pre-licensure only) 4. Active California RN license (RN to BSN Transfer only)

LVN to RN Plan of Study

  • LVN’s seeking to become licensed as a RN must complete 30 units of Nursing coursework in order to be eligible to take the NCLEX RN licensing exam. Completion of these courses can be credited towards a BSN degree. Students interested in the LVN to RN Plan of Study must make an appointment with the School of Nursing Chair of Undergraduate programs.

Roadmaps

RN BSN 

The RN to BSN program is on hold and we will not be accepting applications for Fall 2019.

The professional nursing curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. The undergraduate program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The RN BSN option is for students who possess a California R.N. License and an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science in Nursing or an NLNAC Accredited diploma. All students who wish to be accepted into the RN BSN nursing major must submit an application to the School of Nursing between Sept and January of each academic year. Applicants to the RN BSN nursing major are screened competitively based on the following indicators:

  • Pre-requisite GPA/grades
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Volunteer and/or work experience in the field

Apply

The RN to BSN program is on hold and we will not be accepting applications for Fall 2019.

Applicants must submit applications in two locations. Applications must be submitted in all locations for applicants to be considered. There are no exceptions.

Application Instructions

Accepted Prerequisite BSN Courses

FAQ

Military Admission Policy

  • In accordance with SB 1348 that governs military admission procedures, the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing will admit by exception and give priority to military service members and veterans. Veterans who are California (CA) residents may be able to apply their military experience and training towards licensure requirements. Veterans need only meet the following minimum admission eligibility requirements for Basic Pre-Licensure or RN to BSN Transfer. 1. Admission to the University 2. A minimum 3.0 GPA in all transferable classes and in pre-requisite courses 3. A 40 percentile or better on the TEAS exam in all 4 areas: English, Reading, Math, and Science (Basic Pre-licensure only) 4. Active California RN license (RN to BSN Transfer only)

Roadmaps

ADN-BSN 

The ADN-BSN Collaborative Program is a collaborative, dual-enrollment program between 13 local community college partners and Cal State LA that facilitates seamless academic progression to Cal State LA for ADN-BSN students. Students must be enrolled in the ADN program at a community college partner and successfully complete their first and second semesters in the ADN program before starting the first Cal State LA summer session. Collaborative Program students who successfully meet Cal State LA's program requirements will transition after graduation from the ADN program to the Cal State LA BSN program. This Collaborative Program enables the ADN RN to earn a BSN degree in one year after graduating from community college. Successful Collaborative students maintain a reserved space in their cohort throughout the BSN program.

For more information and how to apply, see the College of Professional and Global Health.

Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program 

The Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing Program (ABSN) is designed for non-RN students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. Prospective students must have graduated by the end of the presiding fall quarter or semester in order to apply for that summer's ABSN program. One cohort of students is admitted each year to begin their program in June. Students will complete approximately 53 semester units of study in both didactic and clinical coursework over 15months of study. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Cal State LA. Completion of the degree program enables individuals to sit for the NCLEX examination for RN licensure.

For more information and how to apply, see the College of Professional and Global Health.