Frequently Asked Questions (Pre-Admission)
Does CSUB Nursing accept students that are here on foreign visas?
No. In order to be eligible for the nursing program here at CSUB applicants must be either U.S. citizens or an immigrant with a green card.
How frequently does CSUB start a new nursing class?
The Department of Nursing offers a program for a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and admits students, based on available resources, once a year in the Fall Quarter.
Can I apply to the nursing program with prerequisites still in progress?
Yes. Applicants may apply with prerequisite courses pending given the fact that prerequisites will be completed by the end of the spring semester/quarter 2013. Applicants to the fall 2013 class will have no later than June 17, 2013 to complete the prerequisites courses.
How many students are accepted to the program, and what were the GPAs of the students who were accepted last year?
For the class entering fall 2012, the Department of Nursing received 318 applications. Of the applicants who were accepted for fall 2012 entry, the average 8 prerequisite GPA was 3.65, the science/math GPA was 3.66. The average Adjusted Individual Total TEAS score was 81.5%. The average number of points toward application earned by students has varied every year based on changes in impacted criteria. The Department of Nursing is able to fill approximately 60 seats each entry period.
Where do I get a University application?
Application to the University can be accessed at www.csumentor.edu. At www.csumentor.edu you will find the university application dates. If you have problems locating the dates there, you can contact CSUB admission at 661-654-3036 for assistance.
When is the nursing application due?
The fall 2013 applications will run from January 7, 2012 through March 6, 2013.
Is the TEAS 5.0 required by CSUB Department of Nursing?
Yes. CSUB Department of Nursing does require applicants to the nursing program to take the TEAS 5.0. Students applying for fall 2013 must have a TEAS score of at least 70 percent. All TEAS 5.0 results must be received by the Department of Nursing no later than April 22, 2013. Results need to come directly to the Department of Nursing from ATI Testing.
How much does it cost to attend the nursing program?
In addition to University tuition and fees, there are additional fees for nursing students. Nursing students will have additional expenses for transportation (an automobile is always needed for clinical practicum courses), parking, health insurance, health clearance, professional liability insurance, uniforms, equipment, and ATI testing. The estimated costs paid by nursing students in the program are available on this website under the tab Curriculum and Cost.
What about Financial Aid?
Information regarding scholarships, grants, and loans is available through the Office of Financial Aid, (661) 654-3016.
How can I find out about housing?
For information concerning residence halls or other housing, call the Housing Office, (661) 654- 3014.
Where do I get the course catalog?
Both the University catalog and the schedule of courses offered can be found at www.csub.edu.
What if I have taken course from a foreign university?
Applicants with courses from a foreign university must have the courses evaluated by an international evaluation service. A few of these organizations are listed below.
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 6908
Beverly Hills, California 90212
Tel: (800) 234-1597, (310) 275-3530
Recommended by CSUB International Students/Programs Dept:
Education Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Tel: (414) 289-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411