2Bachelor of SCIENCE IN Nursing workshop Admission RequirementsPre-RequisitesAdditional Requirements to Nursing Major4. Admission Deadlines5. Frequently Asked QuestionsRN to BSN ProgramUpdates
3Nursing ADMISSIONS 8 Pre-Requisites Students are ranked by GPA solely and admitted as space allows (over 3.2) and NO LOTTERY OR WAITING LISTTEAS Test is required75% PassingMay take test 3 timesCurrently, we admit 55 students each semester (Fall & Spring)Nursing Program is 3 years**Veterans Preference in 8 pre-requisites (DD214 in last 4 years)
4Nursing PRE-REQUISITES We DO calculate grades in these courses for Nursing Admissions:1. Chemistry2. Anatomy3. Physiology4. Microbiology5. English6. Speech7. Critical Thinking (Soc 1B will meet CT and Additional Requirement Sociology)8. Statistics (Statistics is a firm pre-requisite. No other G.E. Math will satisfy).**No on-line science courses accepted (West Hills, etc.)**We do not accept Science courses from National or University of Phoenix, Yes for San Joaquin Valley College
5Nursing additional requirements (We do NOT calculate these grades for admission, but are required to graduate)Nutrition (G.E. Area E)Psychology (G.E. Area E)Sociology or Cultural Anthropology (G.E. Area D)Philosophy of Ethics (G.E. Area C2) (can be taken at Fresno State in Upper Division G.E. Area IC – Phil 120)Lifespan Development (G.E. Area E)
6Nursing application deadlines FALL Entry – March 1-30 (Pre-requisites are required to be completed the previous Fall) SPRING Entry – August 1-31 (Pre-requisites are required to be completed the summer prior) Apply to Nursing online only: my.fresnostate.edu Apply to Fresno State online only:
7New nursing policy changes EFFECTIVE FALL 2014Students are not allowed to apply with courses in progressTEAS test must be completed the last day of each admission cycleStudents can repeat only 1 pre-requisite for a grade substitutionCombined semester course of Anatomy/Physiology will NO LONGER count for Anatomy only (FCC/Reedley students can take Bio21a & Bio21b to satisfy Anatomy & PhysiologyStudents are no longer allowed to repeat a course to improve their GPA if they received a "C" or betterStudents will be allowed to take the TEAS beyond the 3 attempts, only after 5 years have passed from their first attempt
8frequently asked questions How many nursing applications do you get each semester ? Approximately 150 Applications Admission GPA Last Semester? 3.5 What if I have International Transcripts? All pre-requisites must be completed in the United States. Students must apply to the university for International transcripts to get officially evaluated. What can I do if I cannot make the grades for admissions? Apply at the community colleges for Associate Degree in Nursing Choose another major at Fresno State while waiting to enter into a community college nursing program (i.e. Health Science, Community Health option)
9RN TO BSN PROGRAM IMPACTED BEGINNING FALL 2015-16 All applicants must: Have a current, valid, and clear RN licenseBe a graduate of a CA BRN-approved regionally accredited AND programLive within the Fresno State service areaHave completed all pre-requisite courses with minimum 3.0 GPAHave a cumulative 3.0 GPAMajority of courses available on-line or web-based41 Total Nursing Units9 UDGE70 Transfer Units=120 Units
10RN TO BSN PROGRAMRequired Prerequisite CoursesPrerequisites Fresno State Courses (partial listing) UnitsEnglish Composition* English 5B or 10 3Oral Communication* Communication 3 or 7 or 8 3Critical Thinking* Philosophy 25 or 45 3Statistics* Math 11 or PH 92 3Anatomy with Lab Biology 64 3Physiology with Lab Biology 65 5Chemistry with Lab** Chemistry 3A 4Microbiology with Lab Biology 20 4*These four courses meet CSU GE Foundation requirements**May substitute online chemistry without lab, if Chemistry was not part of your ADN program curriculumRequirements for RN-BSN:Required Co-requisite CoursesCorequisites Fresno State Courses (partial listing) UnitsEthics PHIL 20, 120 3Social Sciences SOC 1, 2, or ANTHRO 2 3Psychology PSYCH 10 3..
11RN TO BSN PROGRAM 41 Total Nursing Units 9 UDGE 70 Transfer Units Required Nursing CoursesRN-BSN Courses UnitsNURS 138 Bridge to Professional Concepts & Issues 5NURS 145 Nursing Theories & Research 3NURS 141 Concepts of Community Health Nursing 3NURS 141L Practicum: Concepts of CHN (2 units) 2NURS 152 Advanced Leadership, Management, & Healthcare Systems 3NURS 154 Applying Professional Nursing Principles 5Per Executive Order 1084, 20 units of credit toward the BSN will be applied toward the RN-BSN degree after successful completion of NURS 138.Total Units in the Major = 41 (21 units coursework, 20 units credit)Total Units Required for Graduation = 12041 Total Nursing Units9 UDGE70 Transfer Units=120 Units..
12RN TO BSN PROGRAMUpper Division G.E. Integration (I-B, I-C, I-D---9 units total)*Upper Division Multicultural/International (3 units)*This requirement is met by taking NURS141FRESNO STATE RN-BSN PROGRAM PLANFall AdmissionFall OneNURS138 Bridge to Professional (5)*NURS145 Theories/Research (3)Upper Division GE (3)____________11Spring ONENURS141 CH Lecture (3)NURS141L CH Clinical (2)Fall TwoNURS152 Leadership (3)NURS154 Applying Professional (5)
13RN TO BSN PROGRAMApplicants will be ranked by points for community college partner, Pre-requisite GPA, cumulative GPA, completion of lower division coursework, no repeat coursework, employment/new graduate status, score on writing assessment and Veterans status (spouse of Veteran)Additional Points will be calculated for:Graduate of FCC, COS, or West Hills College ADN programCompletion of all lower division coursework (e.g., A-e, co-requisites)No repeats in Pre-requisite courseworkNo repeats in Nursing courseworkBe currently employed as RN or have graduated from an ADN program within the past 12 monthsVeteran or spouse of veteranPassing score on writing assessment
14Nursing updatesNew Name: SCHOOL OF NURSING effective immediately GPA Fall 2014: 3.0 GPA SPRING 15: 3.5 (Tentative) OPEN for Spring 2015 Undergraduate – NOT Open for RN to BSN Impaction for Both Undergraduate and RN to BSN
15CONTACT INFORMATIONFrank CastroInterim Nursing Admissions CoordinatorOutreach Counselor – College of Health and Human Services Louise PachecoWEBSITESNURSINGFAQRN TO BSNGPA CALCULATOR