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CSU Pre-Nursing Core

The Pre-Nursing Core has been adopted by all CSU Nursing Programs.  A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in these Pre-Nursing Core courses is required for entry into our RN to BSN program.  Students must complete all of the Pre-Nursing Core courses, or their equivalents with a grade of C or better.  Please be aware of the Repeat Rule. Pre-Nursing Core courses for which the student earns less than a grade of C (2.0) may be repeated only once. 

GE Area at CSUSM for
Native Students

CSUSM
Course No.

CSUSM Course Title

No. of Units

B2

BIOL 175

Introduction to Anatomy/Physiology I

4
  BIOL 176

Introduction to Anatomy/Physiology II

4
  BIOL 160

Microbiology

4
 B1 CHEM 105

Organic & Biochemistry for Life
For the RN applicant, please contact an Extended Learning Advisor to learn what coursework will be accepted to meet this requirement at 760-750-4020.

4
 B1 CHEM 105L

Organic & Biochemistry for Life Laboratory

1
 B4 Statistics

Statistics

3
 A1 GEO 102

Oral Communication (Speech)

3
 A2 GEW 101

Written Communication (College English)

3
 A3

Choose One:
LTWR 115
or
MATH 110
or
PHIL 110
or
PSYC 110

Critical Thinking
Critical Reading & Writing

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking in Psychology

3

Note: All science courses completed must include labs. We don't accept any science courses and labs taught online, except those that are offered through Extended Learning at CSU San Marcos.

Attention International Applicants: Oral Communication, Written Communication and Critical Thinking must be taken in the United States.