Research Community College ADN programs and work toward applying to them. When eligible, apply to the ADN programs at the partnering Community Colleges as soon as you can. At the same time work with a Counselor at the Community College to also be eligible to transfer to CSUN. Once admitted to one of the ten partnering ADN programs, contact CSUN Nursing for any questions regarding applications. Students must complete CSUN University application and CSUN Department of Nursing Supplemental Applications during the correct application periods to be considered for admissions.
Written Communication (any GE accepted course)
Oral Communication (any GE accepted course)
Critical Thinking (any GE accepted course)
Introductory Statistics (CSUN: MATH 140)
Human Anatomy Lecture & Lab (CSUN: BIO 211 & BIO 212)
Human Physiology Lecture & Lab (CSUN: BIO 281 & BIO 282)
Microbiology Lecture & Lab (CSUN: BIO 215/L)
Introductory Chemistry Lecture & Lab (CSUN: CHEM 103/L)
Each prerequisite course must be completed with at least a “C” or better, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (Department requirement).
*Note: the requirements to get in to the ADN program at a Community College and the Collaborative at CSUN are different, please research each program individually.
Please use assist.org to review courses taken at California Community Colleges or a Counselor at a Community College.
Courses may be in progress during application process but all prerequisites must be completed before CSUN courses official begin.
Prerequisite courses can be repeated if a grade of “C” or better was not already earned.
The lecture and lab portion of each prerequisite must be taken concurrently to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for the CSUN Nursing program.
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is not required to apply to the CSUN Nursing programs.
Students who already have earned a Bachelor degree or higher are not eligible for the ADN-BSN or the RN-BSN. Students must look in to the Accelerated BSN pre-licensure program, which is a 2nd Bachelor degree option.
Two applications are required:
CSUN University application through Cal State Apply: October 1-November 30
CSUN Department of Nursing Supplemental Application found on the Department website: October 1-January 31
Please see our Application page for links to each individual application.
Official transcripts must be sent to Admissions and Records at CSUN after you complete the Cal State Apply application for CSUN. The Department does not require transcripts.
Each student transfers with different sets of classes, however most transfer students will take the Nursing classes, Upper Division General Education classes, the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam, and elective units. After being accepted, each student with meet with the Academic Counselor to go over their specific requirements for graduation.
The BSN Nursing courses are taught in an in-person and hybrid format. The online classroom, Canvas, is utilized by the University and Faculty to have online components of each course.
The ADN-BSN Community College Collaborative program at CSUN does require two Clinical courses for students, Leadership and Community Health. The courses will be taken the last two semesters at CSUN.
The overall cost for the CSUN portion of the Collaborative program is about $14,000.
The first two Summer sessions in the program are typically not Financial Aid eligible, however please communicate with the Financial Aid Department at CSUN for all individual questions.
Please see the Financial Aid and Scholarships website for more information: