School Nursing Application Process

To be considered for admission to the SNS Credential or MSN School Nurse concentration, you must submit applications to both the University and the School of Nursing. Your application will be considered once both applications are complete.

University Application

For complete details about the university application process for graduate students, refer to the CSUF Admissions and RecordsOpens in new window website. The university application consists of the following:

  • CSU Graduate Application for AdmissionOpens in new window completed online at www.csumentor.eduOpens in new window . The Fall 2017 application will be available beginning October 1, 2016.
    • SNSC Applicants: click herePDF File Opens in new window for a screen shot of how to complete the Enrollment Information section of the Graduate application correctly to be classified as a credential student
  • Application fee of $55 submitted online at the time of application.

School of Nursing Application

In addition to submitting the university application, all applications to the MSN School Nursing program or the SNS Credential program must submit a supplemental online application to the School of Nursing as well as official transcripts. The School of Nursing Application will be available online beginning October 1st. 

The online application will require the following:

  • Completion of an online School of Nursing Application form 
  • Statement of Purpose - in 500 words or less, describe your preparation and reasons for pursuing credential or graduate study in School Nursing
  • Names, titles and contact information including email address for three references - the School of Nursing will email your references directions to access our online recommendation form
  • Current Resume detailing all education and nursing work experience
  • Copy of current Preliminary or Clear Credential
    • SNSC Applicants: Submit Preliminary Credential
    • MSN School Nurse Applicants: Submit Clear Credential
  • Printed confirmation of successful submission of the CSU Graduate Application for AdmissionOpens in new window

Official Transcript Requirement:

After completing the online application, applicants must submit one set of official transcripts from EVERY college/university attended to the School of Nursing via mail. After confirming submission, the School of Nursing will provide the transcripts to the University Admissions Department. You do not need to submit official transcripts to the university separately. All official, sealed transcripts must be submitted in one packet/envelope to the School of Nursing at:

CSUF School of Nursing
800 N State College Blvd, EC 190
Fullerton, CA 92831
Attn: School Nursing

Failure to submit all transcripts in one packet could invalidate your application. Once your transcripts are received and your application is processed, you will be sent confirmation via email.

Application Deadlines

The Fall 2017 priority application deadline is January 15, 2017. The following items must be submitted by this date:

  • Online University Application
  • University application fee
  • Complete Online School of Nursing Application (recommendations from your references must also be completed)
  • Envelope containing all official transcripts mailed to the School of Nursing must be postmarked by the priority deadline

Prospective students can continue to apply after January 15th. Admissions at that point will be on a rolling basis. We will first admit all qualified applicants who applied by the priority deadline. If space is still available once all qualified  priority applicants are offered admission, we will continue to process and review complete applications in the order they are received until all seats are filled.

The School Nurse Services Credential Program is impacted - we receive more qualified applications than we can admit. We will likely not be able to consider Credential applications that are submitted after the priority deadline.

The MSN School Nurse program is not impacted. Generally we can admit all qualified applicants. However, we highly encourage applicants to submit complete applications by the priority deadline as the University may close the online university application anytime after the deadline with no notice.