U of A to Cal State

  1. Hi all, son wants to be a nurse and was accepted to the University of Arizona pre-nursing program. After the first two years he will need to apply to the BSN program which is pretty competitive. If he doesn't get accepted he wants to come back to California. My question is how transferable are those pre-nursing classes he would have taken to Cal State systems or to private colleges in southern California like West Coast or Point Loma?
    He also got accepted to pre nursing at San Jose Cal State and we were thinking that might be the easier route if after 2 years he's not accepted into the BSN program, at least we know those classes he would have taken can apply within the Cal State system.
    Any information is appreciated thank you in advance.
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
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    Hi all, son wants to be a nurse and was accepted to the University of Arizona pre-nursing program. After the first two years he will need to apply to the BSN program which is pretty competitive. If he doesn't get accepted he wants to come back to California. My question is how transferable are those pre-nursing classes he would have taken to Cal State systems or to private colleges in southern California like West Coast or Point Loma?
    He also got accepted to pre nursing at San Jose Cal State and we were thinking that might be the easier route if after 2 years he's not accepted into the BSN program, at least we know those classes he would have taken can apply within the Cal State system.
    Any information is appreciated thank you in advance.
    You'd need to check with the schools you might be interested in transferring to. They'll know what they accept and what they don't.
  4. by   RNKPCE
    The Cal State system is very competitive. After completing prerequisites he will need a separate application to what ever Cal State nursing school he wants to attend and they don't all require the same prerequisites, tests or other criteria.
  5. by   caliotter3
    The majority of the CA State nursing programs are "impacted". Have your son check out the nursing department web site links to get an understanding of this and how it affects him. One criterion might be, IIRC, whether or not he is currently enrolled at the campus to which he is applying. This would affect him if he were to decide to attend school in AZ first. This is an example of why he should check the site information for each school he is considering.
  6. by   imtoonice
    I think your son is better off staying in California and doing his "prenursing" courses at a community college. No need to spend $1k per course at UoA when that's the tuition for a whole academic year at a junior college. In my experience, all (if not most) prenursing courses are transferrable to 4 year universities in and outside of CA.
  7. by   MyAimIsTrue
    Why pay out of state tuition if he will likely come back to CA to finish his degree?
  8. by   Napster
    Thank you for all your comments. My son wants to have the big college experience and we have prepared financially for that. From my readings, u of a nursing grads all seem to find employment. TMC hospital network, Mayo, and others offer new grad programs. It costs more per year but it's a 4 year program, Cal State San Jose is a 5 year. San Jose though has a built-in residency program during last semester which may help in the super competitive job hunt after graduation.

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