SNS Credential Application Process

To be considered for admission to the School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) Program, you must follow the application process outlined below. 

To apply to the program, prospective students must submit an online application and official transcripts. The application deadline for Fall 2024 admission is February 1, 2024.


The Fall 2024 application will be available beginning October 1, 2023 online through Cal State ApplyOpens in new window .

All applicants should select "GraduateOpens in new window " on the Cal State Apply website to access the application for each of these programs.

The online Cal State ApplyOpens in new window application will require the following:

  • Completion of online application form which will ask for bio/demographic information and details about your previous education.
  • Names and email addresses for two (2) references. At least one recommendation must be from a School Nurse or Registered Nurse. The second can be either a School Nurse or School Administrator/Teacher. Both recommenders should be able to speak to your professional and/or academic skills. References will receive an email with directions complete the recommendation.
  • Current resume detailing all education and nursing work experience
  • Individual unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Copy of current Preliminary SNS Credential
  • Application fee paid online when submitting the application

For complete details about the university application process, refer to the CSUF AdmissionsOpens in new window website.

Application Guide:

The Cal State Apply Guide for SNSC ApplicantsPDF File Opens in new window will assist you in completing the university application. Please review prior to starting your application.



After completing the online application, you must submit the following:

  • Official transcripts from the college/university where you received your Bachelor's degree Opens in new window (and Master's degree transcripts, if applicable) 
  • Official transcripts from the college/university where you completed the community health nursing prerequisite Opens in new window (if course was not taken as part of your Bachelor's degree)
  • Official transcripts from the college/university where you completed the audiology requirement Opens in new window (if completed when applying)

No other transcripts are needed to complete the initial application. You will be notified if additional transcripts are needed.

Your transcripts must be submitted directly to CSUF Admissions by the application deadline.

Electronic transcripts are preferred. Review the Admissions websiteOpens in new window  for details and instructions.



The Fall 2024 application will be available starting October 1, 2023. The Fall 2024 application deadline is February 1, 2024. The following items must be submitted by this date: