Jump to content

CSULB BSN for out of state residents (Questions!!) In need of advices, please!

California   (872 Views 4 Comments)
by hungryhungryhippo hungryhungryhippo (New Member) New Member

1,036 Profile Views; 9 Posts

Hello there!

I was hoping to see if anyone can answer couple questions regarding CSULB BSN program for non residents.

I currently reside in Oregon, and will have to move to So Cal soon due to family.

I took a look at the CSULB nursing website and it said that they' may only accept California residents??

So even if I do apply for the heck of it, do you think they won't even consider my application because I'm from Oregon??

Also, I noticed the school requires pre reqs to be taken within 5 years.

My case is... different. I'm not in school right now; I dropped out of college a while back due to personal reasons. However, I have most of the pre reqs done, but they are now 6-7 years old... Does anyone know if this is the case with most schools, or is it just with CSULB??

I am striving for BSN and mainly looking for public schools that offer this.

So far, I've looked at CSULB and CSULA. I am leaning towards CSULB because of their Spring semester program. I'm looking to start ASAP if possible...

Any feedback/advice/comment would be much appreciated. Thanks for reading.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Are you a credible source? Add your Credentials, Experience, etc.

51 Posts; 1,687 Profile Views

Good news & bad news. The application does state that "non residents cannot be admitted to the Basic BSN program". But it does not say that non residents cannot be admitted to the trimester BSN program, which is the 2 year program. However in the program general information, it does state that program is under impaction & they may only consider CA residents for admission. This may very well be true since our governor is proposing a $1 billion state wide educational budget cut. Another budget cut may occur down the line and I wouldn't be surprised if they cut back on number of students admitted into the program.

Program general information does state that "natural sciences must have been taken in the last 5 years", so I'm pretty sure that is the case. That is a pretty common requirement for nursing programs, based on my application experience. But you should contact every school that you're interested in, just to be sure. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Are you a credible source? Add your Credentials, Experience, etc.

9 Posts; 1,036 Profile Views

CA_BSN_Student

Thank you so much for your response.

I had no idea that "classes must be taken within 5 years" rule was common with nursing schools.

I guess my only option is to retake all the pre reqs... ay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DarkBluePhoenix has 3+ years experience and specializes in Med-Surg/DOU/Ortho/Onc/Rehab/ER/.

1,867 Posts; 13,961 Profile Views

LOL

spring semester goes to CSULB students only (most likely, since the CA budget sucks)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×