BSN 423 Clinical Placement Process

BSN 423 Clinical Application Instructions for current CSUDH RN-BSN students (matriculated)

Students will be required to fill out a Clinical Placement Application and submit during the application window to ensure placements and requirements will meet all necessary deadlines and guidelines. BSN 423 will require a permit. Once your application is processed and approved, you will be contacted about registering for the courses.

  • Students must have an active, unencumbered RN license for clinical. Interim Permits (IP) are not acceptable. 
  • At least one semester prior to anticipated placement, students should begin to look for a preceptor and site. >>Please note that sites where CSUDH does not have an affiliation agreement may take as long as 3-6 months, or even longer to process if approval is possible.<<
    • The SON has limited seats in some cohort-based sites but cannot guarantee placement. 
  • View the clinical site list  on the 'Clinical' page here: BSN 423 Clinical Sites
  • Contact the Clinical Coordinator at if any of the following pertain to you:
    • If you have a site in mind but do not see it listed in our BSN 423 Clinical Sites list. 
    • If you do not see a site listed within 50 miles of your home.
    • If you live outside the Southern California area
  • Complete the Clinical Application during the appropriate term window.
    • Please allow the Clinical Coordinator 4 weeks after the application window closes to review your application and follow-up with you. Once your application has been processed the Clinical Coordinator will contact you regarding course permits, if you have been placed.
    • No late applications will be accepted. If you miss the application window, please prepare to submit an application for the next available term.

Requesting an Affiliation Agreement

Instructions toRequest a Clinical Affiliation Agreement

Form toRequest a Clinical Affiliation Agreement

Examples of appropriate public health sites:

  • Head start programs
  • College/School Health Centers
  • Community Health Clinics
  • Community Education
  • LGBTQ Counseling/Health Clinics
  • Public Health Departments