Newly Admitted & Continuing Students: MSN-FNP

Once admitted to the program, MSN students must meet the following requirements and upload to the Castlebranch account (details provided in the acceptance letter).

Required Memorandum of Understanding

To reserve your seat or decline acceptance, the Memorandum of Understanding Form must be complete and emailed directly to  This is to be received no later than the deadline that is indicated on your conditional acceptance notice.

Post-Acceptance Requirements 

Step 1: Place your order and pay for Background Check and Drug Test through CastleBranch. Package code is CY74. 

Step 2: Log-in and activate your CastleBranch account to complete the Background Check and Drug Test.  These must be completed by the Deadline posted on your Acceptance Letter.  Other Post-Acceptance Requirements are due by their designated deadlines. 

For assistance or questions with navigating and submitting requirements, you may contact  contact CastleBranch directly.

MSN-FNP Program Orientation

All Accepted students must attend the Mandatory on-campus MSN-FNP Program Orientation on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Time to be decided. 

Professional Appearance

You Must Wear Your white coat in a clinical setting (including the simulation lab). 

  • Please read the Guidelines for Professional Appearance (MSNs do not wear scrubs unless required by clinical facility). 

Clinical Preceptor Requirements

New Preceptor/Clinical Placement Procedure (Required Each Semester for Each Preceptor/Clinical Site)

We have many existing clinical agreements with local health care agencies. Please contact the Graduate Program Director Professor Heidi He ( to find out if the clinical site that you are interested in has an existing clinical agreement with CSUB. If there is no existing agreement, a new clinical agreement must be established between the clinical site and CSUB before you can start your clinical hours there. The negotiation process can be very lengthy, particularly when it is a large organization or government agency. Occasionally, the negotiation can fall through.

Have Questions?

Contact the MSN Advisor