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Space Available Policy and Petition


In accordance with CSUSM Undergraduate Student progress policies, the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), American Association of Collleges of Nursing (AACN/CACN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the Space Available Policy is designed to assist students to re-enter the nursing program when a delay in program progression has occurred.

When situations occur that prevents/prohibits a student from progressing through the assigned cohort nursing sequesnce, the Space Available Policy and the Space Available Procedure will apply and the process to re-enter the program and join another cohort will be initiated. This process will provide students due process and opportunities to resume nursing courses as soon as possilbe.

To petition for re-entry/entry into nursing courses or joining a new cohort, a student must complete a Space Available Petition.