Admission Requirements

Admission to the Program

  • A valid California registered nursing license (RN License must be received 45 days prior to the first day of class)
  • California state resident
  • Admission to Sacramento State
  • Completed RN to BSN online application
  • 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

Licensure, Credentialing, and Certification Requirements

Admission into programs leading to licensure, credentialing, or certification eligibility does not guarantee that students will obtain a license, credential, or certification. Licensure, credentialing, or certification 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, credentialing, or certification 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, credentialing, or certification requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure, credentialing, or certification requirements. Information concerning licensure, credentialing, or certification requirements are available from Sara Niekamp, School of Nursing, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6096; 916-278-6714.

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