MSN Women's Health Care Admission Requirements

Applicants must 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 degreeOpens in new window in Nursing (BSN) or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum last 60 semester unit GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Prerequisite CoursesOpens in new window :
    • 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.  
  • Work Experience:
    • Nurse Practitioner Concentration: Minimum of 1 year of acute care experience as a registered nurse, preferably in OB/Gyn.
    • Nurse-Midwifery/NP Concentration: Minimum of 6 months acute care experience as a registered nurse within Labor and Delivery (L&D), 1 year of experience preferred. No exceptions made.

University English Proficiency Requirement: 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 AdmissionsOpens in new window  website.

Academic Programs Leading to Licensure

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements.