Direct Entry MSN CSUF

  1. Hello all,

    Has anybody heard any news about the new direct-entry MSN program at CSUF? I went to the campus today and picked up an application and while I was there asked asked about the overall interest in the program. I was told it seems like its going to be a very competative group of people. Anyone here applying? We can all go through this together
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  3. by   drkentrystudent
    hey! im actually completing my prereqs at fullerton right now..from what i heard there were about 350 applicants and theyre inviting back about 120 students for interviews. I believe they sent the letters on friday and emails are going out as well. so yes..its going to be pretty competitive.. but i wish u luck on your application!
  4. by   stressed_girl
    Hi, I've also applied to CSU Fullerton's Entry MSN program. I received an email on March 3rd inviting me to an on campus interview. The interview will be 3.5 hours long and consist of both group and one-on-one interviews! Good Luck to you all!!!
  5. by   drkentrystudent
    Congratulations! When's ur interview? Mine is Thursday morning
  6. by   stressed_girl

    My interview is Thurs, March 22 from 12:30-4:00. I'm pretty nervous, as that seems like a really large time frame!!

    Is CSUFullerton your top choice?

    Do you have any interview prep tips? hehe
  7. by   dko1
    I've received an interview date via email also for March 22nd at 12:30pm - 4pm!! Congrats to you all! We've made it to the next stage!
  8. by   nskoog
    Congratulations! Mine's on the 21st! At least we are finally making some It seems I applied to all the schools that notify the latest! ARRGGGHH
  9. by   dko1
    Hi there! I have a question... After the interview sessions, how soon do we find out whether we have been accepted or not? Do any of you know how the interview sessions will be carried out? Thanks!
  10. by   Asherah
    Does anyone know how many positions they have to fill from the 120 interviewees?
  11. by   dko1
    Hi Asherah!

    I emailed the CSUF EL-MSN coordinator yesterday and she said that they will be interviewing approximately 175 applicants for 60-65 spots. So now it all depends on how many applicants RSVP, declined, etc. It seems that the odds are so slim for nursing schools. But at least an interview helps in looking at the person as a whole rather than just numbers.

    CSUF EL-MSN program looks like a good program. I attended their info session and was pretty impressed in how they have the curriculum planned out and their campus will have simulated rooms for clinical practice. Also, it's a straight pathway to the MSN in Nursing Administration/Community Public Health certificate. The director also mentioned that one might be able to go straight into their Women's Health NP/Midwife program. Pretty cool options.
  12. by   Asherah
    I am interested as well, although I missed the application window for this Fall (I was so focused on UCLA!). I've emailed regarding the next information sessions and will definitely attend when one is scheduled. It sounds like another competitive applicant pool, but I am glad there are interviews factored in.

    Good luck dko1!
  13. by   dko1
    Thanks Asherah!

    Yep, I guess the competitive applicant pools are inevitable to us, but all we can hope for is that we will end up somewhere.

    I'll definitely keep you posted.
  14. by   surferbruin
    Hi all!

    I was looking at the CSUF website, but I couldn't find any information about a direct entry MSN program (besides the ADN to MSN program). Is this a program for RNs who have their associates, and not for non-RNs who have bachelor degrees?

    Any information would be appreciated! =)