Nursing in Cal State San Bernardino?

  1. 0 Hello everyone!I'm currently going to become an upcoming senior with a 3.0 GPA and my first sat score at 1390. I live in SAn Bernardino and would really want to attend CSUSB for become an RN with a BSN. I was wondering what are my chances on getting into the school. I'm looking forward to take my act and sat again, and I also had one d, but it was in algebra 2. I took pre Cal and got a final grade of a B. Does that cancel out that d because I took a higher course of math? I really appreciate any opinions. Thank you!
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    Joined Jul '12; Posts: 9.

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  4. Visit  DarkBluePhoenix profile page
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    Hello everyone!I'm currently going to become an upcoming senior with a 3.0 GPA and my first sat score at 1390. I live in SAn Bernardino and would really want to attend CSUSB for become an RN with a BSN. I was wondering what are my chances on getting into the school. I'm looking forward to take my act and sat again, and I also had one d, but it was in algebra 2. I took pre Cal and got a final grade of a B. Does that cancel out that d because I took a higher course of math? I really appreciate any opinions. Thank you!
    Hey there!

    I am assuming you are a high school senior? I think this is the link for HS seniors to go straight into the BSN program (pending GPA and TEAS requirements).
    Department of Nursing
    Now, its not over if you do not get in. What you can do is, which is what 99.9% of the rest of us did, is to do your pre reqs and then apply.
    According to CSUSB, the pre reqs can be done in a year. That doesn't include the fact that classes are less and there are more students then ever. Now here is the link for pre reqs and the admission process.
    Department of Nursing - Pre-Nursing to BSN
    I actually just got accepted to their program for this fall. I took the pre reqs, got the best grades possible, took the TEAS and applied back in Feb. Basically you have to concentrate on registering for those pre reqs (pre reqs can be taken at any local community college to save $$, but beware, there are less course offerings just like at a Cal State). Once you register for them, ace them, literally. BSN programs are extremely hard to get into, especially for CA. Most if not all go on grades and your TEAS score.
    The TEAS is an entrance exam type test. It tests in four areas: science, math, reading comprehension, and english/grammar. You have to study and try and ace this test as well. Once your done with pre reqs, taken your TEAS, your able to apply. Don't forget that CSUSB also looks at other factors like county of residence, bilingual ability, attending info meetings and letters of recommendation.

    I wish you best of luck and hope your able to get in with the HS senior program. If not then do not worry you can always apply later like the rest of us.
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    Thanks so much for the information. So you're currently attending Cal state San Bernardino ?
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    I start the program and the school this sept
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    Oh okay. May i ask what was your high school gpa ?
  8. Visit  DarkBluePhoenix profile page
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    Oh I applied as a transfer who did pre reqs at a community college. My high school GPA was irrelevant at that point. But my stats for getting in this fall were:
    Pre req GPA: 3.79
    TEAS 84%
    Letter of rec x2
    Info session attending summer of 2011
    No bilingual


    I am sure the high school to BSN program is very much different from Entry level BSN.

    Anyway research as much as you can and do not aim for applying to one school. Apply to many. Its very competitive
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    oh I see. The thing that sucks is that there's not a lot of med schools around my area.
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    Med schools, you mean nursing schools or like med school like MD (like a doctor?) If you want to be a doctor, I would not major in nursing. I would major in biochem or something.

    You can always move and apply to other campuses and live in dorms
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    Haha my mistake, I meant nursing schools.
  12. Visit  DarkBluePhoenix profile page
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    Oh lol

    There are more than you think. Google the CA Board of Nursing and click on schools. It gives you a list of approved programs as well as the cities they are in.
    Since you live in SB, a few I could name are: SBVC, Cal Bap, CSUSB, RCC, LLU etc...

    There are probably more...you just have to research
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    Yeah, I know there's a number of schools in my area but I was looking for a Cal state school to start off with. I guess I'll have to look at others! You think getting an associates in community first then transferring to CSUSB is a better choice?
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    Well I hear that the budget is so screwed up that if you do transfer in from a CC, then you will need an associates. My thing is that as much as it is cheaper to start at a CC, it can become troublesome to transfer. So its completely up to you.

    I would say though, and I tell this to anyone starting out. Get experience. Try volunteering or taking a CNA course. It will help you truly decide if you want to go into this field and get experience while your at it. I am a CNA at a hospital now and as much as I get paid crappy and the work can be overwhelming, the experience is priceless.
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    I suppose I will decide on which college path I will decide later! I'm also really sure in going into this field. It's been my dream! Haha!


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