School of Nursing

Pre-Nursing Information


BSN Program Eligibility & Admission

  • To be eligible to apply for the basic BSN program, students must meet all admission criteria, as listed in the "Admission Criteria, Points Distribution and Instructions" PDF linked below. 
  • Students must also take the TEAS Test. The CSU, Chico School of Nursing does not proctor the TEAS test. Visit ATI(opens in new window) for more information on the TEAS test. 
  • Students who already have a Bachelor's degree may apply for the Basic BSN Program. 

The School of Nursing assesses students using a points-based system, where the top 50 students with the most points will be offered interviews to make the final selection for 40 seats; keeping an alternate list of the remaining candidates based on ranking.

**This video is being provided as a service to applicants interested in applying to the basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at CSU, Chico and is for informational purposes only. This video in no way provides all the necessary requirements for applying to the program. Potential applicants are responsible for reviewing the Admission Criteria, Points Distribution and Instructions document (pdf above) in its entirety AND to follow ALL instructions provided in the NursingCAS application.


How to Apply

To apply for the basic BSN program, two separate applications are required. One for admission to the university through CSU Cal State Apply, and a supplemental nursing program application through NursingCAS, once all program eligibility requirements are met.

The CSU Cal State Apply and NursingCAS applications are separate systems and have their own processes and timelines. For further information, click on this link: How to Apply.(opens in new window)

IMPORTANT! Transfer students must submit their official transcripts (and AP scores, if applicable) to CSU, Chico Office of Admissions and NursingCAS. Currently enrolled Chico State students must also request their CSU, Chico transcripts to be sent to NursingCAS, in addition to any transcripts for college courses taken outside Chico State University.


BSN Program Tuition and Fees

This is a full-time program and students pay full-time tuition fees throughout the five semesters. For current Chico State tuition, visit Tuition & Registration Fees(opens in new window).

Students in the BSN program must pay added costs which include course fees, books, supplemental learning materials, scrubs, supplies, and costs associated with travel and meeting clinical requirements. 


Advising & Peer Support

To meet your needs, the University has a variety of resources available.

Admissions(opens in new window) – for residency questions, University application questions, University student status, and general information about Chico State.

Advising:

University Advising - for general education questions and information about majors.

College of Natural Sciences Advising – for questions regarding transfer courses including prerequisites and corequisites, and changes of major.

Pre-Nursing Advising – for questions specific to the nursing program and application process. Students must attend a group advising session prior to contacting the pre-nursing advisor with specific questions


Pre-Nursing Advising Dates

The pre-nursing advisor offers group advising sessions for freshman, continuing students, and transfer students.  

CSU, Chico Pre-Nursing Group Advising Session for Currently Enrolled Chico State Students

These virtual sessions are a review of the admission criteria, point system, and application processes for the basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing program as they pertain to currently enrolled Chico State students. Attendees will be allowed time for questions. Open to all class levels.

Monday, Feb. 6 at 4:00-5:15 p.m.

Please use the following link to register for this session:

https://csuchico.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1Q5c000007pbjfEAA

Thursday, Feb. 16 at 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Please use the following link to register for this session:

https://csuchico.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1Q5c000007pbjkEAA

Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Please use the following link to register for this session:

https://csuchico.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1Q5c000007pbjpEAA

CSU, Chico Pre-Nursing Virtual Group Advising Sessions for Potential Transfer Students

This session is a review of the admission criteria, point system, and application processes for the basic BSN program as they pertain to potential transfer students and those seeking a second bachelor's degree in nursing. Attendees will be allowed time for questions.

Wednesdays at 5:00-6:15 p.m.

  • Feb. 1, Feb. 15, Mar. 1.

Please use this link to register for a session: https://csuchico.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ude6grTgrHdcXbQ5eyt7NfRPFLU0-QP0R

Thursdays at 5:00-6:15 p.m.

  • Jan. 26, Feb. 23

Please use this link to register for a session: https://csuchico.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrc-irrToiHtI9-lD75Q0PpepFTwSA0ZWD

Special Session for Fall 2023 Basic BSN Applicants 

This session is applicable to current students and transfer students. The session will review the supplemental NursingCAS application process, required documentation, and timelines for applying to Chico State's basic BSN program for Fall 2023.*

*Note: Registrants must have attended a regular Pre-Nursing Advising session and be able to provide the date of attendance.

Fridays at 12:00-1:15 p.m.

  • Jan. 23, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24

Please use this link to register for a session: https://csuchico.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkf-quqzgtGNEJnshbnTrJ8tC9g72upI5i

CSU, Chico Pre-Nursing Group Advising Sessions for Potential Freshman 

Wednesday, Feb 22 at 05:00-6:15 p.m.

This session is for potential in-coming freshmen who wish to learn about Chico State's basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing program requirements and application process.

Register in advance for this session:

https://csuchico.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAud--tqjwsGdMU_rSofF3IUfeGqo-_yjD1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Pre-Nursing Advising Drop-in Hours

  • Drop-in hours for the Pre-Nursing Advisor will be first-come, first-served, at Trinity Hall, Room 120
  • Drop-in times are 20 minutes per student. If more time is needed, additional time with the advisor can be scheduled for a later date.
  • Sign-up at the door, Trinity 120. Then take a seat in the gallery. The advisor will call for you.

New Schedule!

  • Monday–Thursday
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Friday
    • By appointment only

Peer Navigators

We encourage prospective students to visit a Peer Navigator in the gallery in Trinity Hall. Peer Navigators are current nursing students in the Chico State Nursing Club who volunteer to answer questions about the nursing program and the application process. They are available on a drop-in basis. 

Click link below for schedule.

Nursing Club Peer Navigator Information(opens in new window)