Summary of Units:
Track I of the nursing program uses the cohort model of class scheduling and requires full time enrollment. Students move as a group through the designated nursing courses in sequence. Courses are designed so that 200-level courses are prerequisite to 300-level nursing courses and so on.
Requirements for Admission
Application - Application for the program is a two-step process. For incoming freshman, apply to the University as a pre-nursing major during the application period (November) the year before intended enrollment. Upon completion of the prerequisite courses (or while the courses are still in progress for the spring semester), apply to the nursing program in February. For transfer students, apply to the University during the application period (November) and the nursing program the following February, the semester before you wish to be considered for admissions (all prerequisite courses must be either completed or in progress with a grade of C or better).
Prerequisite Courses - Specific courses are listed in the major below.
Grade Point Average - An overall GPA of 2.5 or greater in the prerequisite nursing courses with no grade lower than a C.
Eligibility - Pre-nursing majors must be accepted to the nursing major to be eligible for the lower division nursing courses.
Insurance/Health Clearance - Students in the nursing program are required to have health insurance, demonstrate a sufficient immunization record consistent with that required of clinical placement in local health care agencies and pass a physical examination.
Background Check/Drug Screening - Admission and continued enrollment in California State University Channel Island nursing programs are contingent on drug screening results that are consistent with California Board of Registered Nursing guidelines for safe nursing practice.
Impaction Status - This status was granted by the CSU Chancellor’s Office and supplemental criteria for admission will be required.
Supplemental Criteria Include - GPA in pre-nursing core course requirements, overall cumulative GPA, English language proficiency, basic math proficiency, proficiency in a second language, previous education or work experience, residency in preferred geographic areas and current CI student. Also, high school participation in regional health science or bioscience academy or nursing pipeline program. Supplemental criteria is subject to revision.