Oct 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Nursing, ADN or RN to B.S.N. - 120 units

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Summary of Units:

Prerequisite Requirements 28
Nursing Courses from Community College 30
Upper Division Major Requirements 22.5
Supporting Requirements 6
Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements  33.5
Total Units 120


Transfer students from community colleges must be GE-Certified or additional coursework will be required to meet CSUCI requirements. A maximum of 70 units can be transferred.

Students who have successfully completed a Registered Nursing program at a community college will be awarded 18.5 upper division units for nursing courses completed at the community college upon passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) - RN.

Requirements for Admission

Application - Apply to both the University and the Nursing Program.

Prerequisite Courses - Specific courses listed in the major below

License - Have or be eligible to acquire a valid California RN license.

Degree - Be a graduate of a BRN approved pre-licensure degree program from an accredited educational institution.

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 - Criminal background check and drug screening must be completed before clinical placement.

Grade Point Average - An overall GPA of 2.5 or greater in the prerequisite nursing courses with no grade lower than a C.

Criteria for Program Continuance

  1. Nursing majors must attain grades of “C” or better in all required nursing and non-nursing courses. Required nursing courses for which the student earns less than a grade of C may be repeated once with instructor consent but only on a space available basis.
  2. Students in the nursing major must maintain good academic standing. Students on academic probation are not permitted to enroll in a nursing course until the probation has been removed.


  1. For BS Nursing major only, both American Institutions courses are allowed to double-count with GE Area D.
  2. Second baccalaureate Nursing students will not need to complete GE Areas A-E and American Institutions Requirements.​

Additional General Education and other Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students must complete 120 units minimum (40 units must be upper division), including the following General Education Requirements  (GE) and Graduation Requirements  not met within the major:

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