School Nursing Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must minimally meet California State University, Fullerton and School of Nursing requirements for admission which include the following:

  • Active, unrestricted, California RN licenseOpens in new window with no disciplinary action pending or imposed
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA or last 60 semester unit GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Prerequisite Courses:
    • Upper-division Statistics completed with a "C" or better
    •  If bachelor's degree is in a field other than Nursing, Community Health Nursing completed with a "C" or better.  
  • School Nurse Services Credential
  • Employment:
    • SNSC Applicants: Must be employed as a School Nurse. If not employed as a School Nurse at the time of application, an applicant can be considered for conditional admission but must be employed as a School Nurse prior to starting the program.
    • MSN School Nurse Applicants do not have a specific employment requirement for admission.
  • Additional Admission Criteria for the SNSC program reviewed during impacted application cycles:
    • Expiration Date of Preliminary SNS Credential
    • Submission of Application by the priority application deadline

University English Proficiency RequirementOpens in new window : Regardless of citizenship, all applicants whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency before an admissions decision can be made. The University will accept TOEFL, IELTS and PTE proficiency tests. Review the University's requirements on the Admissions and RecordsOpens in new window website.