Undergraduate BSN FAQ and Application Instructions

General Information

  • All application materials are online. All communication is via email. Please do not call the School of Nursing regarding the Communication Exercise, your submitted application, and/or admissions status.
  • Please note: the School of Nursing does not offer transcript review, counseling, or advising for prospective students - we can only answer questions about the nursing program and/or the application process.
  • Prospective students and applicants should read the information below thoroughly.
  • If you have any questions about the program or application process that are not answered below, please email nursing@csulb.edu.

Traditional Basic BSN Program

The basic baccalaureate program is the traditional track designed for students who enter the Nursing program with no prior nursing knowledge, experience, or skills. Applicants with an Associate's Degree in Nursing, please review the information for ADN/RN-to-BSN Program "Nursing BS - Registered Nurse."

Important: The degree objective is for this program is "Nursing BS" (NOT "Nursing BS - Registered Nurse"). The School of Nursing can only evaluate applicants under the major they applied for and cannot edit incorrect applications.