Traditional BSN Application Process


Students must complete a University application through Cal State ApplyOpens in new window during the fall semester of their senior year in high school. Select the Nursing - Direct-Entry Freshmen option as the major. The application period is October 1 - November 30. Students will not need to apply to the School of Nursing separately. Please note that   this pathway is approved by the CSU Chancellor's office to use an approved holistic admission process.

PLEASE NOTE: Once admitted into the pathway, 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, COVID-19, 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 (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) is required for background checks and for applying for license as a Registered Nurse in California.