School Nursing Prerequisite Course

Community Health Nursing

If your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) was completed in California, you have most likely met this requirement. If you earned a Bachelor's Degree in a related field or completed your BSN out of state, you very likely have not met this requirement. Read additional details below.

  • Course Level: Course must be upper division. Upper division courses are generally junior/senior level courses offered at 4 year colleges/universities.
  • Only the didactic (lecture) component of the Community Health course is required.   Please keep in mind that some institutions require that the didactic and clinical (lab) portion be completed together.
  • Required Grade: Grade earned in the course(s) must be C or better.
  • Completion Time Frame: You may have this prerequisite in progress at the time of application but it must be complete prior to starting the program.
  • If you have not completed this prerequisite, the School of Nursing does at times have space available in this course for qualified MSN applicants. If you are interested in taking this course through CSUF, please email the following information to
    • Full Name
    • MSN Concentration of Interest
    • City of Residence
    • Attach unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended - you must be otherwise qualified for admission to the MSN program to be eligible to take this course