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School of Nursing

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Program

  • A valid California registered nursing license ( RN License must be received within 60 day of graduation from an ADN program)
  • California state resident
  • Admission to Sacramento State
  • Completed RN to BSN admission application packet (see below for details)
  • Official transcripts of all institutions attended
  • A cumulative G.P.A of 2.6 based on the last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of graded transferable course work
  • Applicants who are currently employed as an RN will have priority for admission
  • Supplemental writing or oral communication  may be required
  • Program admission is contingent upon meeting requirements outlined and passing drug screening and background check.

The following classes must have been completed with a grade of "C" or better.

REQUIRED Preadmission courses

In Progress Policy:  Classes may be in progress prior to admission.  Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for in-progress classes but must be replaced with official transcripts.

  • Anatomy or Anatomy and Physiology I (with a lab)
  • Physiology or Anatomy and Physiology II (with a lab)
  • Microbiology (with a lab)
  • Chemistry (integrated or organic chemistry is not required)
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Statistics
  • Critical Thinking


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