Step-by-Step Guide for Graduate Pre-Nursing

Step 1. Begin your application via NursingCAS. All applicants will designate EL MSN as their program. Please do not choose additional CBU programs.

Step 2. Request for transcripts to be sent from every College or University attended to CBU College of Nursing.
The address that these transcripts can be sent to is:

California Baptist University
ATTN: College of Nursing
8432 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504

Step 3. Send out three electronic recommendations through NursingCAS--One Academic, One Professional, One Personal. 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. Family members may not complete recommendations.

Step 4. Gather and upload required documents to your NursingCAS application. Please upload the following documents if you are applying for Graduate Pre-Nursing (looking to take Prerequisite courses at CBU):

  • Tuition and Fee Agreement
  • Prerequisite Self Evaluation
  • Personal Statement. 1,000 word limit. APA Formatting. Tell us your story and incorporate the following questions:
    • Why do you want to be a nurse?

    • What significant events and influences have affected your approach to Nursing?

    • What qualities do you bring to the CBU College of Nursing?
    • What are your long-term professional goals?

The above listed documents can be found here.

Step 5. On your NursingCAS application, go to the "Program Materials" quadrant. Click on the "Questions" tab and select"Yes" to indicate that you would like to take prerequisite courses at CBU.

Step 6. 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 if documents you are missing. If you do not receive an e-mail, please check your spam folder and make NursingCAS an "approved sender."

Once your prerequisite courses are completed, you do not need to re-apply for the EL MSN program. However, you will need to submit the following documents by the application deadline in order to be considered for the program:

  • Conduct Clearance Forms (One for each school previously attended, not including CBU)
  • Release and Waiver Form (This form must be notarized)
  • Resume containing all relevant healthcare volunteer experience, certifications/licenses, honors/awards, and community volunteer experience.

Updated application deadlines are available here. For technical support with your application, contact NursingCAS:

NursingCAS Customer Service: 
(617) 612–2880 
Hours: Monday–Thursday (9:00 am–7:00 pm Eastern Time) 
Friday (9:00 am–5:00 pm Eastern Time)