Admitted Students: RN to BSN Post-Acceptance Requirements, Documentation, & Resources

Once admitted to the program, RN to BSN students must meet the following requirements and upload to their CastleBranch account (details to be provided in the acceptance letter).

Post-Acceptance Requirements - Uploaded to student CastleBranch account

RSVP All accepted students must complete and return the RSVP form to save their seat in the program. Submit to
Background Check
Details will be included in your acceptance packet. Do not submit paperwork to the nursing program.
Drug Screen Details will be included in the acceptance packet. Do not submit paperwork to the nursing program.
Orientation All accepted students must attend the mandatory on-campus RN to BSN Program orientation.
Clinical Requirements Refer to the RN to BSN Handbook for a list of requirements.

Failure to comply may delay or prevent registration or completion of required hours. Other documents may be required by CastleBranch.

Suggested Online RN to BSN Program Items:

  1. Personal Laptop or Personal Computer
  2. Internet Browsers:
    1. FireFox 
    2. Internet Explorer
    3. Chrome
  3. Strong, reliable internet signal
  4. Microsoft Office
  5. Adobe Acrobat Reader
  6. Scanner
    1. Suggested Phone App: Tiny Scanner (FREE)
    2. Or any scanner or printer/scanner combination
  7. Semester Calendar (retrieved from University of California Time Management Resources)

Helpful CSUB Links

Student Life
Student Services

Student Health Centers
Bakersfield campus
Lancaster campus

GWAR Resources
GWAR 2017 Workshops
GWAR Registration  &
GWAR Prep (see Test Prep)

Graduation Ceremony (NSME)

Academic Counseling
Program Advisor

Funding Your Education

AACN Financial Aid

AACN Scholarships

CSUB Financial Aid

CSUB Scholarships

HRSA Loans & Scholarships

Please Note: These links are provided as a resource. Please contact each source if you have any questions.