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1 Traditional BSN and LVN to BSN California State University San Marcos

2 College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences College of Business Administration College of Sciences and Mathematics College of Education, Health and Human Services B.S. in Nursing Traditional BSN LVN to BSN Extended Learning B.S. in Nursing Accelerated BSN RN to BSN M.S. in Nursing RN to MSN BSN to Masters

3 Accreditation Professionally accredited by the Commission of Collegial Nursing Education (CCNE) for our undergraduate Nursing programs at CSU San Marcos.

4 CSUSM Nursing Programs Traditional BSN (Pre-Licensure) LVN to BSN (LVN license required) Nursing programs offered through CSUSM’s Extended Learning Program: ndex.html ndex.html

5 The following Pre-Nursing Core is required for CSUSM’s Traditional BSN and LVN to BSN programs. Pre-Nursing Core CSUSM GE Area for ‘Native’ Students CSUSM CourseRequirement No. of Units C -- Co-requisite P -- Pre-requisite A1GEO 102Oral Communication (or any CSU approved GE A1 course)3None A2GEW 101Written Communication (College English) (or any CSU approved GE A2 course) 3None A3Any CSU A3 Critical Thinking Course Any CSU approved A3 Critical Thinking course3 Varies B4MATH 200Mathematical Statistics for Nursing (or any CSU approved B4 Statistics course) 3P --ELM requirement B2BIOL 175Introduction to Human Anatomy/Physiology I and lab4Impaction Criteria BIOL 176Introduction to Human Anatomy/Physiology II and lab4P -- BIOL 175 BIOL 160Microbiology for Health Sciences and lab4P –ELM requirement; impaction B1CHEM 105Inorganic, Organic and Biochemistry for Life (or any approved General, Inorganic, Organic or Integrated Chemistry course) 3P -ELM requirement; Impaction B3CHEM 105LAssociated lab2C – CHEM 105

6 Pre-Nursing Core Students must complete all of the Pre-Nursing Core courses, or their equivalents, with a grade of C or better (including separate science labs). University policy does not allow for a course to be repeated if a C or better was earned on first attempt, with the exception of the CSU General Education Areas A1 and A3, if taken as a different subject. Courses (or labs) with substandard grades (C- or below) can be repeated only once, and grades will be averaged for such repeated courses. Applicants are limited to a maximum of two C’s in the Pre-Nursing Core Science classes. Entry into CSUSM’s science courses, required for the Nursing program, are impacted. BIOL 175, BIOL 176 and CHEM 105/105L are offered through CSUSM’s Extended Learning Program (different fee structure). No limit to the number of pre-requisite courses in progress at the time of application to the Nursing program. All pre-requisite courses must be completed by the end of the Spring term preceding entry into the Fall Traditional/LVN to BSN program.

7 Additional General Education and Graduation Requirements for Traditional BSN and LVN to BSN Students Requirement GE Area Unit s CSUSM Course ArtsC13Any GE Area C1 course HumanitiesC23Any GE Area C2 course Arts or HumanitiesC33 Any GE Area C1 or C2 course; approved language course will meet this GE area Interdisciplinary Social Science D73ANTH 200 (Cultural Anthropology) Social ScienceD3PSYC 100 (Intro to Psychology) American InstitutionsDh3HIST 130 or HIST 131 American InstitutionsDc, Dg3PSCI 100 (Political Science) Lifelong LearningE3Any GE Area E course Upper division Math/Science BB3 BIOL 323 (Physiology of Nutrition & Disease) Upper division Humanities CC3PHIL 345 (Bioethics & Medical Ethics) Upper-division social science DD3ANTH 301 (Culture & Medicine) All courses can be completed before entering the Traditional/LVN to BSN program or can be taken during the Nursing program. Second baccalaureate applicants are exempt from the American Institutions requirements, general education Areas C and E and the Language Other Than English Requirement. Upper-division GE courses (BB,CC,DD) must be completed at CSUSM and cannot be taken before you have completed at least 60 CSU eligible units (including transfer units). Visit for course equivalencies at California.www.assist.org

8 Language Other Than English Requirement (LOTER) The LOTER is a graduation requirement for Cal State San Marcos students. Meeting this requirement confirms that you have reached an intermediate level of linguistic and cultural proficiency in a second language. The LOTER is a graduation requirement for all Cal State San Marcos students. Meeting this requirement confirms that you have reached an intermediate level of linguistic and cultural proficiency in a second language. Applicants to CSUSM’s Traditional BSN program earn admission points for completing the LOTER by the end of the Spring semester preceding admission to the Fall program. There are various ways to meet the LOTER. Please visit NOTE: Second baccalaureate applicants are exempt from completing this requirement for graduation, however, must meet the requirement in order to receive admission points for the Traditional BSN program. Note: High School foreign language classes will not clear this requirement, unless you passed an AP/IB/CLEP language exam with an acceptable score

9 ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California community college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST provides the most accurate and up- to-date information about student transfer in California.

10 Traditional BSN Program

11 Minimum Requirements for Admission Completion of Pre-Nursing Core with GPA of 2.75 TEAS composite score of 71.0% Currently impacted (approximately 50 students in cohort admitted each fall) Fall admission only; Pre-Nursing Core requirements must be completed by the end of the spring semester preceding admission to fall program. (i.e., Pre-Nursing Core must be completed by end of Spring 2015 for admission to Fall 2015 Traditional and LVN to BSN programs). Applicants are rank-ordered for admission based on total number of admission criteria points earned. Supplemental Admission Criteria Two is used in evaluating applicants to the program: Three-year nursing program (includes two mandatory summer terms)

12 Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Version 5.0 required Version 5.0 required Minimum composite score of 71% required for admission Covers Math, Reading, English, and Science $65 exam fee Cal State San Marcos offers TEAS at School of Nursing in San Marcos. Current test dates and registration procedures are located at No limit on number of times test can be repeated; highest composite score will be used. Please note: TEAS exam can be taken 3 times on CSUSM campus; test can then be taken at alternative test sites. The School of Nursing has access to TEAS scores if taken at Cal State San Marcos. If the test is taken outside of Cal State San Marcos, applicant must have their score sent to Cal State San Marcos electronically. There is a fee for this request. ATI TEAS study guides, practice modules, and other products are available for sale on the ATI Web site,

13 Fall ’14 Traditional BSN Cohort Admission Statistics Average Pre-Nursing Core GPA: 3.89 High of 4.0 and a low of 3.61 Average Cumulative GPA at the end of Fall ‘13 semester: 3.83 High of 4.0 and a low of 3.45 Average TEAS score: 83.6 High of 94.7 and a low of 74.0 Total possible points: 68; point cutoff for admission: 51.5

14 LVN to BSN Program

15 Admission requirements : 2.75 GPA in Pre-Nursing Core 2.0 overall cumulative GPA Valid CA LVN license by May 1 before Fall admission to LVN to BSN program LVN coursework must be completed at a WASC-accredited college/university (or other regional affiliate of WASC) and LVN coursework must appear on a college/university transcript from a regionally-accredited institution Military ‘Corpsmen’ training accepted in lieu of LVN coursework (still requires a Calif. LVN License).Admission to program on a space-available basis (limited to 4 LVN students each fall)

16 Admitted students are awarded 17 lower-division nursing units for previously completed LVN coursework LVN students admitted to the 3-yr. Traditional BSN cohort in Fall Attend first year on a part-time basis Attend last 2 years on a full-time basis No supplemental admission criteria utilized TEAS exam is not required Other general education and graduation requirements can be completed early, if desired Must be IV Certified Must pass the CSUSM LVN Nursing Skills Assessment ($100 fee required) $50 evaluation fee due at the time of application to the Nursing program.

17 Applications

18 Upper-Division Transfer Student Admission Admission to the Traditional BSN and LVN to BSN programs are contingent upon admission to Cal State San Marcos. Most transfer students will have taken Pre-Nursing Core courses at another college or university prior to being admitted to the School of Nursing. Application Process for Fall 2015 Admission Step 1Submit CSU Mentor Application, October 1 – November 30, 2014 Electronically apply and submit undergraduate application to Cal State San Marcos via Additional information regarding admissions to CSUSM, visit You must track your admission to the University and keep abreast of important dates and deadlines to submit official transcripts and other important documents to the Office of Admissions. Step 2Submit a separate, online School of Nursing Application, October 1 – November 30, 2014 Traditional BSNhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/tbsn/app-instructions.htmlhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/tbsn/app-instructions.html LVN to BSNhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/lvn/index.htmlhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/lvn/index.html Step 3Submit School of Nursing $50 program evaluation fee (http://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/information/nursing-fees.html)http://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/information/nursing-fees.html You must follow application instructions and submit required application materials by stated deadlines. Separate sets of transcripts must be submitted to the University admissions office AND the School of Nursing. Deadlines are firm and final. We do not grant extensions under any circumstances.

19 Second Baccalaureate Admission Second Baccalaureate applicants are students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in another discipline, and wish to obtain a BS in Nursing from Cal State San Marcos. Applicants follow the same application process as upper-division transfer students; however, second baccalaureate applicants use the Graduate application for admission to Cal State San Marcos. A second baccalaureate applicant cannot be admitted to the University without being admitted to a Nursing program. Application Process for Fall 2015 Admission Step 1Submit CSU Mentor Application, October 1 – November 30, Visit Step 2Submit a separate, online School of Nursing Application, October 1 – November 30, 2014 Traditional BSNhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/tbsn/app-instructions.htmlhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/tbsn/app-instructions.html LVN to BSNhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/lvn/index.htmlhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/lvn/index.html Step 3Submit School of Nursing $50 program evaluation fee (http://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/information/nursing-fees.html)http://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/information/nursing-fees.html You must follow application instructions and submit required application materials by stated deadlines. Separate sets of transcripts must be submitted to the University admissions office AND the School of Nursing. Deadlines are firm and final. We do not grant extensions under any circumstances.

20 International Students Admission International Students -- (must hold an F-1 Visa) have different University Admission policies and timelines. Course equivalency from colleges/universities outside of the U.S. will be determined by the University Admissions Office. In some instances translated course descriptions will need to be provided to the School of Nursing, especially for science courses. Application Process for Fall 2015 Admission Step 1Electronically apply and submit undergraduate application to Cal State San Marcos via Additional information regarding International Admissions, visit Step 2Submit a separate, online School of Nursing Application, October 1 – November 30, 2014 Traditional BSNhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/tbsn/app-instructions.htmlhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/tbsn/app-instructions.html LVN to BSNhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/lvn/index.htmlhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/lvn/index.html Step 3Submit School of Nursing $50 program evaluation fee (http://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/information/nursing-fees.html)http://www.csusm.edu/nursing/tbsnapplication/information/nursing-fees.html You must follow application instructions and submit required application materials by stated deadlines. Separate sets of transcripts must be submitted to the University admissions office AND the School of Nursing. Deadlines are firm and final. We do not grant extensions under any circumstances.

21 First-Year Students Year 1Year 2Years 3-5 Complete CSU “Golden Four” basic skills courses and other lower-division General Education requirements A1 GEO Oral Communication A2 GEW 101 – English A3 Any Critical Thinking class B4 Statistics Complete Pre-Nursing Core Sciences and other GE and Graduation Requirements BIOL 175 CHEM 105/105L BIOL 176 BIOL 160 Nursing Program and rest of GE/ Graduation Requirements First-Year students enter the University as designated Pre-Health Science majors. Students learn about the Nursing program and are assisted with appropriate course planning by attending summer orientation and participating in mandatory Fall and Spring workshops during their freshman year. Eligible current students work towards meeting Supplemental Impaction Criteria One for eligibility to enroll in CSUSM’s state-support Pre-Nursing Core science classes (http://www.csusm.edu/nursing/prospective/programs /traditional-bsn/ TBSN%20supplemental-criteria.pdf). /traditional-bsn/ TBSN%20supplemental-criteria.pdfhttp://www.csusm.edu/nursing/prospective/programs /traditional-bsn/ TBSN%20supplemental-criteria.pdf Pathway for a First-Year Student at CSUSM Interested in Nursing Minimum 5-year Program

22 Financial Aid & Scholarships Financial Aid is available to students, including Second Bachelor Degree students For more information, please contact the CSUSM’s Financial Aid Office at: or visit Many other scholarship opportunities are also available

23 Questions regarding admission to CSUSM’s Traditional BSN or LVN to BSN programs can be sent to:


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