Selection Information

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed for both first-time freshman and transfer students who want to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing.

192 students are selected for the BSN program annually, 96 students for the fall semester that starts in September, and 96 students are selected for the spring semester that starts in January.

Selection is made through holistic admission, and includes a combination of metrics, attributes, and experiences. Students can showcase their personal and academic achievements through many aspects of the application, such as the cumulative GPA, science GPA , ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score, letters of recommendation, experience, community enrichment, and passion and understanding of the profession. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 college/university is required to have by the application deadline. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. CBU students with a minimum of one full-time semester completed prior to the application period are considered for admission prior to considering students enrolled in their first semester at CBU or transfer students.

We have more applicants for the BSN program than we have spaces available and we are very selective. We consider students who are enrolled or have completed units at CBU and then we will consider transfer students. 

LVN's licensed in the State of California may be accepted into the program based on transfer of credit on a space available basis. A 30-unit LVN option is available on a space and course available basis. 

Nursing students with relevant military coursework and experience may be granted credit for previous education or other acquired knowledge through a validation process. This process will be completed upon acceptance to the BSN program. For more information, please see the Undergraduate & Pre-licensure handbook.