Admission Requirements

Fall 2018 MSN Application Period:

This application is currently open. Please visit NursingCAS to apply. 

Application Requirements

Applicants must complete and submit the following

  1. Online Graduate Nursing Program application via
  2. An interview with the College of Nursing may be required.
  3. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or the evaluated equivalency
  4. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (cumulative or last 60 semester/90 quarter units)
  5. Official sealed transcripts from all universities/colleges attended sent directly to:
      1. California Baptist University
        College of Nursing
        8432 Magnolia Ave.
        Riverside, CA 92504
  6. Two recommendations completed electronically through NursingCAS. Recommendations must be from sources who can personally attest to the candidate's potential for scholarly and professional success: one personal, one academic, and one employer. Family members may not complete recommendations.
  7. Comprehensive essay that includes the following:
      • Purpose for entering the program
      • Significant events and influences that have affected your approach to life
      • Long-term professional goals
      • Reasons for choosing to study at CBU
  8. Professional resume that includes current clinical practice
  9. California Registered Nurse (RN) license required by the end of the second semester

Upon acceptance by the College of Nursing additional items will be requested for placement in clinical.