If you are considering to apply for our RN-BSN program, please take this quiz to help you decide if online learning is right for you.

As a result of the Department of Education regulations for higher education and state education laws, the School of Nursing cannot deliver online education in all states. If you are an out-of-state resident or anticipate a move during your academic program, please contact the School of Nursing prior to submitting an application to discuss your situation.


  • 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)
  • Current RN licensure in the United States or transcripts noting you are near the end of the program
  • College GPA of at least 2.0. However, applicants with a Bachelor's degree in another major are considered 2nd baccalaureate students.
    • GPA (from the 1st bachelor's degree) of at least 2.5 or higher is required.
  • Completion of the following Prerequisite courses including the Basic GE Courses (the golden 4 are noted with a *)
    • It is recommended that you obtain GE Certification from a community college prior to admission.
  • If you are a resident in a state in which the School of Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills is permitted to deliver online education.

College Roadmaps

CSUDH School of Nursing has collaboratively worked with community colleges in the surrounding area to help the transfer process to be seamless.

View the Roadmap for LA Harbor College ADN Program and CSUDH RN-BSN Program [PDF].

View the Roadmap for El Camino College ADN Program and CSUDH RN-BSN Program [PDF].

View the Roadmap for LAPC ADN Program and CSUDH RN-BSN Program [PDF]

View the Roadmap for LA Southwest College ADN Program and CSUDH RN-BSN Program [PDF]

View the Roadmap for Fresno Community College ADN Program and CSUDH RN-BSN Program [PDF]

View the Roadmap for College of the Canyons ADN Program and CSUDH RN-BSN Program [PDF]

Nursing Program Prerequisite CourseCSU 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 and Statistics Pre-Requisites
Some community colleges offer online Chemistry and Statistics courses that are qualified for BSN program admission:

Coastline Community College offers several online chemistry courses that meet our requirements (Chem 110, C180A & C185B, C220 & C 225. Coastline offers Statistics online: Math C160. See the current Coastline Community College catalog at Coastline Community College's website.

Shasta Community College also offers an online integrated chemistry course (CHEM 26).

Shasta also offers Statistics: Math 14. Information is at Shasta's website.

If you who are denied for admission due to the chemistry requirement and wish to appeal, please visit the university's Admissions Criteria & Appeals page. If you have additional questions, you can contact the Transfer Center at (310) 243-3422. (02/20/2014)

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, you can apply online at CalStateApply.

  • The nursing major code for CSU Dominguez Hills is #12031.
  • The cost to apply is $55.00. If you are applying after November 1 for Spring semester, or after April 1 for Fall semester, include a $15 late fee.
  • Have your sealed official transcripts sent to CSUDH Admissions & Records Office.

Important Dates

TermCalStateApply Application submission period beginning
FallOctober 1
Spring August 1
  • Dates may be modified based on University needs

Admissions and Deadline Information

Application Checklist for Transfer Students
Important Dates You Should Know

An official transcript is required from each college or university attended. Send transcripts directly to Admissions and Records, NOT to Nursing. Additionally, request a copy to be sent directly to yourself for your personal portfolio. Transcripts should be ordered at least 4 weeks prior to the respective deadline date, and it is strongly suggested that prior schools send all transcripts directly to you so can forward them to CSUDH Admissions and Records office directly. Transcripts are “official” as long as they are not opened.

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.

Open University Application Instructions*

The School of Nursing (SON) will begin taking Summer semester applications for Open U* on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

  • The Open U form is a fillable form and will be accessible at on May 1st, 2018
  • Be sure to include the reason you are applying for the course(s)
    • MSN Pathway
    • Admitted to RN-BSN program for Fall 2018 and want to take courses prior to official start
    • Prerequisite for a program at another Cal State
    • School Nurse or Public Health Certificate
  • Completed application are submitted to the SON by uploading to

*Please note:  This information does not apply to matriculated students.  Matriculated students need to register for classes through the student portal at

Additional Instructions for Registration for Clinical Courses (RN-BSN)

Steps to apply for BSN 423 or BSN 451 (clinical courses):

  1. Read the clinical handbook at and secure a preceptor/site as soon as possible
  2. Begin to work on clinical clearance by completing Castle Branch requirements
  3. Check to see if we have an affiliation agreement with your desired clinical site under the course name/number at
  4. Have a preceptor/clinical site secured prior to the start of the semester.
  5. If you have any questions, contact