College of Health Sciences and Human Services

Department of Nursing

Admission requirements

CSUMB Nursing Group Photo

Regardless of the program pathway, applicants must meet the following requirements to be admitted to the CSUMB RN to BSN or ADN to BSN program.


  • Overall GPA ≥ 2.75
  • Prerequisites GPA ≥ 2.75
  • Nursing Program GPA ≥ 3.0

Nursing Program Prerequisites

  • Human Anatomy with lab
  • Human Physiology with lab
  • Microbiology with lab
  • Chemistry with/without lab (general, inorganic or integrated )
  • Statistics
  • Critical Thinking course
  • English 1A or equivalent (written communication)
  • Oral Communication
  • Valid California RN License, or will earn a California RN license prior to last semester in the program.