Accelerated BSN Selection Process

Applicants will be ranked from highest to lowest. Points will be awarded based on criteria completed by the end of the application period (January 15). Qualifed applicants will be asked to complete a Statement of Purpose. The top applicants will be invited to interview. The final group offered admission will come from these interviews. 

ADMISSION CRITERIA POINTS
Cumulative GPA 30
Prerequisite GPA 40
Applicable Work Experience 10
Applicable Volunteer Experience 10
Completion of Additional Courses 5
Residency 5
POSSIBLE BONUS POINTS: Veteran 5
TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS 100 - 105

OVERALL CUMULATIVE GPA (30 points possible)

GPA POINTS GPA POINTS
3.25 - 3.35 4 3.66 - 3.75 22
3.36 - 3.45 8 3.76 - 3.85 26
3.46 - 3.55 12 3.86 - 3.95 28
3.56 - 3.65 16 3.96 - 4.00 30

PREREQUISITE COURSE GPA (40 points possible)

GPA POINTS GPA POINTS
3.25 - 3.35 5 3.66 - 3.75 25
3.36 - 3.45 10 3.76 - 3.85 30
3.46 - 3.55 15 3.86 - 3.95 35
3.56 - 3.65 20 3.96 - 4.00 40

APPLICABLE WORK EXPERIENCE (10 points possible)

Work experience will generally only be accepted if you are supervised by a physician or RN, or if completed in an acute care (hospital), long-term care, or clinic setting providing direct patient care.

Please use the Verification of Employment Hours TemplatePDF File Opens in new window

  • The verification letter is the only documentation that will be accepted for points to be awarded.
  • Resumes or CVs will not be accepted.

You will receive 10 points if you have received a CNA certificate at the time of application.

  • Documentation must be provided for points to be awarded.
Amount of Time Part-time* Points Full-time* Points
Less than 3 months 2 6
3-6 months 4 8
More than 6 months 6 10

*Part-time is based on 20 hours/week or less; Full-time is 21-40 hours/week

APPLICABLE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE  (10 points possible)

Volunteer experience will generally only be accepted if you are supervised by a physician or RN, or it is completed in an acute care (hospital), skilled nursing facility, or hospice facility. Volunteer experience must involve personal interaction with patients or residents.

Volunteer work at private residences is not accepted (unless trained/supervised by physician or RN).

Please use the Verification of Volunteer Hours Letter TemplatePDF File Opens in new window

  • The verification letter is the only documentation that will be accepted for points to be awarded.
  • Resumes or CVs will not be accepted.
50 hours or less 2 points
51 - 100 hours 4 points 
101 - 150 hours 6 points 
151 - 200 hours 8 points
201 or more hours 10 points

RESIDENCY (5 points possible)

Residency Location Points
Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino Counties 3
Other California Counties 1
CSUF Alumni 5

CCOMPLETION oF ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES (5 Points Possible)

Applicants are required to complete two additional required courses: Introduction to Psychology  AND  Introduction to Sociology OR Cultural Anthropology. Unlike the prerequisites, these courses are not required to be complete before starting the BSN program, but, points will be awarded to applicants who do have these course(s) complete by the end of the application period (January 15).

Course Completion Points
Both courses complete with a grade of C or higher 5
One (1) course complete with a grade of C or higher 3
Neither course complete by the January 15 deadline 0