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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 

Your Academic Advisor will be in contact with you regarding additional requirements once your Memorandum of Understanding Form has been recieved. 

MSN-FNP Program Orientation

All Accepted students must attend the Mandatory MSN-FNP Program Orientation. Your Academic Advisor will provide you with further information once your Memorandum of Understanding Form has been recieved.

Professional Appearance

You must wear your White Lab Coat in a clinical setting (including the simulation center and skills lab). 

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

MSN Patch: Please click here for a photo which displays the proper placement of the MSN Patch on the white coat.  This patch is to be placed on the left side of your white coat. 

MSN White Coat: Please click here for an example of the proper FNP White Coat length. 

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

For the health and safety of our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the university is temporarily suspending in person contact. The Department has transitioned all of our services online.