Traditional BSN (CSUF Student Pathway) Application Process


PLEASE NOTE: As of March 1, 2018, some of the admission requirements have changed.  These changes apply to the Fall 2019 admission cycle.  Please thoroughly review the updated website.  


Please Note: Only current CSUF students may apply to the Traditional BSN: CSUF Student Pathway, therefore applicants do not need to reapply to the university.

Step 1

Thoroughly read through the website so that you fully understand all the requirements.

Also, please review the Admission Timeline page so you are aware of all important dates of the application process.

Step 2

The School of Nursing online application will be available between December 1 - January 15. Complete the School of Nursing online application, including uploading all required documents:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • If an applicant will be in-progress
    with any required prerequisite
    courses during the Spring semester
    of the application period, the
    applicant must upload proof of enrollment before the 1/15 deadline
  • Copy of CNA license (if applicable)
  • Verification of Volunteer Hours LetterPDF File Opens in new window  
    (if applicable)
  • Verification of Employment Hours LetterPDF File Opens in new window  (if applicable)

Step 3

All applicants will be reviewed for admission. Those  who meet the minimum admission requirements will be required to complete a Statement of Purpose. Once the application closes, qualified applicants will be notified via email with instructions on the Statement of Purpose, how to submit, and the deadline.

Top candidates will be invited to participate in an on campus interview and group activity. You will be notified by email if you are invited to interview.

PLEASE NOTE: Once admitted into the program, you are required to have current health insurance, current CA driver's license, auto insurance, CPR certification, and must also meet the health requirements of the university and assigned clinical agencies. Health clearance requirements include the following: physical exam, two (2) step Tuberculosis screening, and positive titers for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Hepatitis-B, and flu vaccine. The majority of healthcare agencies require that nursing students have a clear criminal background check in order to participate in clinical placement(s) at their respective facilities; background checks will be required of all students. Please be aware that a social security number is required for background checks upon admission to the program and for applying for license as a Registered Nurse.