Application Requirements

The fall 2018 application is currently open. Please visit NursingCAS to apply. 

Applicants must complete and submit the following:

    1. 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:

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

  1. Three 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.
  2. 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
  3. Professional résumé that includes current clinical practice.
  4. 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.