Alternative Credit Policies for CSUB and CSUB Nursing Programs

CSUB Nursing Programs – Awarding of Nursing Military Credit for Previous Education or Knowledge

Awarding of credit for previous education or other acquired knowledge, including military education and experience:

  • Matriculated student notifies Undergraduate Program Director or designee within 4 weeks of acceptance into the pre-licensure program of his/her request to seek course credit for previous education or other acquired knowledge, including military education and experience and specifies course(s).
  • Student provides materials, documents, and evidence for consideration for a specified course(s) within 6 weeks of acceptance into the program.
  • Student meets with undergraduate nursing advisor or designee as requested.
  • The appropriate faculty or faculty members designated by the undergraduate advisor or designee reviews the materials, documents and evidence and within 3 weeks of receipt of materials to the department and makes the determination to award or deny credit.
  • Student is notified by the undergraduate advisor or designee of the decision within 4 weeks of receipt of materials, documents or evidence.  If a “cannot award credit” decision is made, the letter of notification will indicate the rationale behind the decision.  The student will be told that he/she can request a challenge course by exam and follow the CSU Bakersfield policy.

CSUB - Transfer Students: Evaluation & Acceptance of Transfer Credit (CSUB Catalog pgs. 69-70)

CSUB - Alternative Ways to Earn Academic Baccalaureate Credit (CSUB Catalog, pgs. 71-73)