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Admission Requirements
Pre-Requisites
Additional Requirements to Nursing Major
Admission Deadlines
Frequently Asked Questions
RN to BSN Program
Updates
NURSING ADMISSIONS
• 8 Pre-Requisites
• Students are ranked by GPA solely and admitted as space
allows (over 3.2) and NO LOTTERY OR WAITING LIST
• TEAS Test is required
– 75% Passing
– May take test 3 times
• Currently, we admit 55 students each semester (Fall &
Spring)
• Nursing Program is 3 years
**Veterans Preference - 3.0 in 8 pre-requisites (DD214 in last 4 years)
NURSING PRE-REQUISITES
We DO calculate grades in these courses for Nursing Admissions:
1. Chemistry
2. Anatomy
3. Physiology
4. Microbiology
5. English
6. Speech
7. Critical Thinking (Soc 1B will meet CT and Additional Requirement
Sociology)
8. Statistics (Statistics is a firm pre-requisite. No other G.E. Math will satisfy).
**No on-line science courses accepted (West Hills, etc.)
**We do not accept Science courses from National or University of Phoenix, Yes for
San Joaquin Valley College
NURSING ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
(We do NOT calculate these grades for admission, but are
required to graduate)
• Nutrition (G.E. Area E)
• Psychology (G.E. Area E)
• Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (G.E. Area D)
• Philosophy of Ethics (G.E. Area C2) (can be taken at Fresno
State in Upper Division G.E. Area IC – Phil 120)
• Lifespan Development (G.E. Area E)
NURSING APPLICATION DEADLINES
FALL Entry – March 1-30
(Pre-requisites are required to be completed the previous Fall)
SPRING Entry – August 1-31
(Pre-requisites are required to be completed the summer
prior)
Apply to Nursing online only: my.fresnostate.edu
Apply to Fresno State online only: www.csumentor.edu
NEW NURSING POLICY CHANGES
EFFECTIVE FALL 2014
• Students are not allowed to apply with courses in progress
• TEAS test must be completed the last day of each admission cycle
• Students can repeat only 1 pre-requisite for a grade substitution
• Combined semester course of Anatomy/Physiology will NO
LONGER count for Anatomy only (FCC/Reedley students can take
Bio21a & Bio21b to satisfy Anatomy & Physiology
• Students are no longer allowed to repeat a course to improve
their GPA if they received a "C" or better
• Students will be allowed to take the TEAS beyond the 3 attempts,
only after 5 years have passed from their first attempt
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many nursing applications do you get each semester ?
Approximately 150 Applications
Admission GPA Last Semester?
3.5
What if I have International Transcripts?
All pre-requisites must be completed in the United States. Students must apply
to the university for International transcripts to get officially evaluated.
What can I do if I cannot make the grades for admissions?
Apply at the community colleges for Associate Degree in Nursing
Choose another major at Fresno State while waiting to enter into a community
college nursing program (i.e. Health Science, Community Health option)
RN TO BSN PROGRAM
IMPACTED BEGINNING FALL 2015-16
All applicants must:
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Have a current, valid, and clear RN license
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Be a graduate of a CA BRN-approved regionally accredited AND program
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Live within the Fresno State service area
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Have completed all pre-requisite courses with minimum 3.0 GPA
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Have a cumulative 3.0 GPA
Majority of courses available on-line or web-based
41 Total Nursing Units
9 UDGE
70 Transfer Units
=120 Units
RN TO BSN PROGRAM
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Required Prerequisite Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Prerequisites Fresno State Courses (partial listing) Units
English Composition* English 5B or 10 3
Oral Communication* Communication 3 or 7 or 8 3
Critical Thinking* Philosophy 25 or 45 3
Statistics* Math 11 or PH 92 3
Anatomy with Lab Biology 64 3
Physiology with Lab Biology 65 5
Chemistry with Lab** Chemistry 3A 4
Microbiology with Lab Biology 20 4
*These four courses meet CSU GE Foundation requirements
**May substitute online chemistry without lab, if Chemistry was not part of your ADN program curriculum
Requirements for RN-BSN:
Required Co-requisite Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Corequisites Fresno State Courses (partial listing) Units
Ethics PHIL 20, 120 3
Social Sciences SOC 1, 2, or ANTHRO 2 3
Psychology PSYCH 10 3
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Required Nursing Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
RN-BSN Courses Units
NURS 138 Bridge to Professional Concepts & Issues 5
NURS 145 Nursing Theories & Research 3
NURS 141 Concepts of Community Health Nursing 3
NURS 141L Practicum: Concepts of CHN (2 units) 2
NURS 152 Advanced Leadership, Management, &
Healthcare Systems 3
NURS 154 Applying Professional Nursing Principles 5
Per Executive Order 1084, 20 units of credit toward the BSN will be applied toward the RN-BSN degree after successful
completion of NURS 138.
Total Units in the Major = 41 (21 units coursework, 20 units credit)
Total Units Required for Graduation = 120
41 Total Nursing Units
9 UDGE
70 Transfer Units
=120 Units
RN TO BSN PROGRAM
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Upper Division G.E. Integration (I-B, I-C, I-D---9 units total)
*Upper Division Multicultural/International (3 units)
*This requirement is met by taking NURS141
FRESNO STATE RN-BSN PROGRAM PLAN
Fall Admission
Fall One
NURS138 Bridge to Professional (5)*
NURS145 Theories/Research (3)
Upper Division GE (3)
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Spring ONE
NURS141 CH Lecture (3)
NURS141L CH Clinical (2)
Upper Division GE (3)
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Fall Two
NURS152 Leadership (3)
NURS154 Applying Professional (5)
Upper Division GE (3)
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RN TO BSN PROGRAM
Applicants will be ranked by points for community college
partner, Pre-requisite GPA, cumulative GPA, completion of lower
division coursework, no repeat coursework, employment/new
graduate status, score on writing assessment and Veterans
status (spouse of Veteran)
Additional Points will be calculated for:
1. Graduate of FCC, COS, or West Hills College ADN program
2. Completion of all lower division coursework (e.g., A-e, corequisites)
3. No repeats in Pre-requisite coursework
4. No repeats in Nursing coursework
5. Be currently employed as RN or have graduated from an ADN
program within the past 12 months
6. Veteran or spouse of veteran
7. Passing score on writing assessment
NURSING UPDATES
New Name: SCHOOL OF NURSING effective
immediately
GPA Fall 2014: 3.0
GPA SPRING 15: 3.5 (Tentative)
OPEN for Spring 2015 Undergraduate – NOT Open
for RN to BSN
Impaction for Both Undergraduate and RN to BSN
CONTACT INFORMATION
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Frank Castro
Interim Nursing Admissions Coordinator
559-278-5027
Outreach Counselor – College of Health and Human Services
Louise Pacheco
[email protected]
559-278-2048
WEBSITES
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NURSING
www.csufresno.edu/chhs/nursing
FAQ
www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/nursing/documents/EQUIVALENT-COURSES-12-13.pdf
RN TO BSN www.fresnostate.edu/chhs/nursing/degrees-programs/rn-bsn.html
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GPA CALCULATOR http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/advising/gpa-calc.html
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