Prospective RN-BSN students must meet both CSUDH's University admission requirements and the School of Nursing admission requirements.
School of Nursing Admission RequirementsUniversity Admission Requirements
  • Current RN licensure in the United States or transcripts noting you will graduate from a regionally accredited ADN program prior to starting the BSN.
  • Completion of the Nursing Program Prerequisite courses, including Golden Four, before applying.
    • It is recommended that you obtain GE Certification from a community college prior to admission.
  • Eligible for University admissions. (see table to the right)
  • Must be a resident in a state in which the School of Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills is permitted to deliver online education.*

*At this time, CSUDH only offers online education to residents of California.

  • 60 or more transferable college units (70 semester units/105 quarter units maximum accepted from community colleges and 96 units from a four-year institution)
  • College GPA of at least 2.0. However, applicants with a Bachelor's degree in another major are considered 2nd baccalaureate students.
  • Golden Four basic general education requirements:
    • Oral Communication (CSU GE A.1)
    • Written Communication (CSU GE A.2)
    • Critical Thinking (CSU GE A.3)
    • Statistics - inferential and descriptive (CSU GE B.4)*

*Any B4 math is required for University admission, however, the SON requires Statistics.

Nursing Program Prerequisite and University Golden Four CoursesCSU GE-Breadth Area
• Oral communication A1
• Written communication A2
• Critical thinking A3
• Statistics (inferential and descriptive) B4
• College Chemistry: general, inorganic, organic or integrated (with associated lab if required at the institution where the course was taken) †B1, B3
• Human anatomy (with required lab)B2, B3
• Human physiology (with required lab)B2, B3
• Microbiology (with required lab)B2, B3
† Chemistry must be at least 3 units. If the institution where you choose to complete Chemistry offers a lab component, then both lecture and lab are required. Statistics must meet CSU B4 and include inferential and descriptive statistics.  


Admissions and Deadline Information

The School of Nursing admits students twice a year (Fall and Spring)
TermCalStateApply Application submission period (Dates may be modified based on University needs)
RN-BSN Undergraduates
FallOctober 1- December 15 
SpringAugust 1-November 1
RN-BSN Post-baccalaureates (2nd bachelor's degree students)
FallOctober 1 - June 1
SpringAugust 1 - November 1

At any time, you may check your application status by calling (310) 243-3645 or via MyCSUDH. Because the application process takes about six to eight weeks, it is strongly suggested that you check your application status three to four weeks after submission to ensure that your materials are being processed. Contact the University Advising Center at should you have questions regarding G.E. courses. Be sure to indicate that you are a Nursing student, as there are some Nursing courses that count toward G.E. units.

Costs of Attendance

Tuition and Fees

  • Undergraduate student fees vary based on 0-6 units or more than 6 units.
  • Post-baccalaureate (2nd bachelors) students pay graduate-level fees.

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