Step 1. Apply to California Baptist University as a Traditional Undergraduate student. All students will be Pre-Nursing majors prior to acceptance to the Nursing Program. Once you have received your official acceptance, proceed with the next steps.
Step 2. Begin your application via NursingCAS
Step 3. Register for the Pre-Admission Exam (PAX) and start studying! (Recommended study guide can be obtained electronically through the NLN website) Note: You do not need to take the PAX prior to submitting your application, but you do need to take it prior to the final application deadline. Only students applying to CBU's Nursing program are allowed to take the PAX at CBU.
Step 4. Request for transcripts to be sent from every College or University attended, excluding CBU, to NursingCAS. You do not need to send CBU transcripts to NursingCAS. You will need to download NursingCAS transcript request form in addition to the request
form specific to each College/University.
The address that these transcripts can be sent to is:
NursingCAS Transcript Processing Center
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
Step 5. Send out two electronic recommendations through NursingCAS. Note: NursingCAS gives you the option of creating a deadline for your references--we recommend this deadline be 2 weeks prior to the application deadline.
Step 6. Gather and upload required documents to your NursingCAS application.
- complete a Conduct Clearance form for each college/university attended regardless
of the amount of units completed or whether online or in person with the exception
of CBU. CBU students do not need to fill out a conduct clearance form, because the
SON will obtain this information independently. All other institutions will complete
and return the form to the applicant so you may upload this form to the documents
section. This form must be uploaded prior to the deadline so it is recommended that
you begin this process early.
- This form must be notarized. A notary public is a person who you take this form to.
They work in banks, postal stores and AAA. They will verify your identity with a government
issued ID and then stamp your form or attach an additional form to it. You may use
any official notary public to notarize this form. This form is used to request information
from colleges & universities (not High School) you have attended as well as health
information for clinical clearances. You will attach a copy of this form to each of
your Conduct Clearance Forms that you send to institutions. This gives other institutions
permission to disclose private information. Some intuitions may not require this form
to complete the conduct clearance form. You will need to check with institutions on
their requirements for completing this form. All applicants must upload a completed
Personal Statement- This is no longer a requirement for the BSN application. Please answer the essay questions listed on the NursingCAS application.
Step 7. Submit your completed NursingCAS application. Once this final step is complete, you should receive an e-mail letting you know that either, your application is complete, or which documents you are missing. If you do not receive an e-mail, please check your spam folder and make NursingCAS an "approved sender."
All application requirements must be fulfilled by the intended application deadline. Updated application deadlines are available here. If you need additional assistance with you application, please attend one of our Application Workshops. For technical support with your application, contact NursingCAS:
NursingCAS Customer Service:
Hours: Monday–Thursday (9:00 am–7:00 pm Eastern Time)
Friday (9:00 am–5:00 pm Eastern Time)