- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or U.S. equivalent for degree coursework completed outside of the U.S.
- Minimum 2.5 GPA in the last 60 units completed
- Passage of the TEAS exam version six with a minimum 71.0 percent composite score.
- For applicants unable to take the exam at a physical location, ATI is offering a virtually
proctored exam which will also be accepted for the ABSN program.. More information
about this can be found here: https://www.atitesting.com/teas/the-ati-teas-exam-with-proctorio
- When you are completing your application, in the program materials section, please upload the PDF of your TEAS score that is sent to your email or download the PDF from the ATI website and upload the score to your application. (Example)
- TEAS Version 6 is the only version that we are accepting for consideration into the ABSN program and we will not accept a photo of any kind for the TEAS score. TEAS Version 7 is set to come out June 2022. Keep checking here for an update of when we will only accept Version 7.
- You may take the TEAS exam as many times as you’d like (although each testing site may have limits, you may use various sites if needed); your highest score is taken under consideration
- For applicants unable to take the exam at a physical location, ATI is offering a virtually proctored exam which will also be accepted for the ABSN program.. More information about this can be found here: https://www.atitesting.com/teas/the-ati-teas-exam-with-proctorio
- Minimum 2.75 GPA in the pre-nursing core (see below)
You are required to fulfill the pre-nursing core prior to admission. The pre-nursing core can be fulfilled through coursework taken at other universities or community colleges. For a list of articulated courses at other institutions, please visit the Assist Website (CA Community Colleges only) OR TES also provides some course articulation information for many schools across the US. Please be aware that pre-nursing core courses for which you earn less than a grade of C (2.0) may be repeated only once. For more details about how we assess courses to meet the Pre-Nursing Core please click here.
Pre-Nursing Core Courses
|Course (CSU GE area)||Course (units)||Co-requisite (C)
|BIOL 175 (B2)||Intro to Anatomy/Physiology I (4)||None|
|BIOL 176 (B2)||Intro to Anatomy/Physiology II (4)||P - BIOL 175|
|BIOL 160 (B2)||Microbiology (4)||None|
|CHEM 105 (B1)||General, Organic & Biochemistry for Life (4)||P
|CHEM 105L (B3)||General, Organic & Biochemistry for Life Laboratory (1)||C - CHEM 105|
|MATH (B4)||Any CSU B4 Statistical Mathematics Course (3)||P
|GEO 102 (A1)||Oral Communication (3)||None|
|GEW 101 (A2)||Written Communication (3)||None|
|Choose One (A3)||LTWR 115 - Critical Reading & Thinking (3)||P - GEW 101|
|MATH 110 - Critical Thinking (3)||None|
|PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3)||None|
|PSYC 110 - Critical Thinking in Psychology (3)||None|
Please note: All science courses completed must include labs. CSUSM will accept online courses (for all requirements) from Regionally Accredited Institutions.
International Applicants: Oral Communication, Written Communication and Critical Thinking must be taken in the United States.
All students must provide proof of current healthcare insurance to the School of Nursing by the designated deadline. The deadline information will be provided at the School of Nursing orientation session. This is a mandatory requirement.
Background Check and Drug Screening
Additionally, you will be required to complete a background check upon conditional admission to the School of Nursing. Below is the background check and drug screen policy:
- The Office of Extended Learning will email each student in the cohort a letter of conditional admission. Once offer is accepted, students will receive an email with instructions on how to place an order for a background check/drug screen. Students will have approximately two weeks to order their background check online and complete the drug screen. If this deadline is not met, the student will not be guaranteed a seat in the cohort.
- Students who have a flagged background check will not be admitted to the nursing program. Students will be able to join a later cohort pending space available when their background check is unflagged.
- In addition, some clinical sites will require students to complete a Live Scan clearance. If the student does not clear the Live Scan process, then s/he may not be permitted to attend the clinical rotation. The student risks dismissal from the program should this occur.
NOTICE TO STUDENTS re: PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
California State University programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student to meet California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the California State University and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.The California State University has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students enrolled in a California State University program who are planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).