Ex-Military Students

Priority for Veterans

Priority for veterans is given in two ways:

1. Veterans with honorable discharge will receive 1 point as part of our points system for admissions (Must submit DD Form 214, Member 2 or 4, with the supplemental nursing application)

2. Priority is given to California veterans who meet the application requirements, and who have been honorably discharged. This priority is given only in relation to applicants with the same point total. (Veterans: Please submit a DD Form 214, Member 2 or 4, with the supplemental nursing application).

Veterans with previous medical experience may be eligable to receive additional points on their supplemental nursing application. On the School of Nursing homepage, under Basic BSN Program Prospective Students, please select "Admission Preparation and Points System" for more information. 

Conditionally Admitted Students

If you are a previous member of the armed forces and wish to receive academic credit for your education or experience, you MUST notify the Director of the School of Nursing within four weeks of your acceptance into the basic BSN program.

BRN Policies for Ex-Military Students

CSU Chico Policy Compliance with BRN Regulations for Awarding of Credit for Previous Education or Other Acquired Knowledge, Including Military Education and Experience


CSU Chico complies with California Board of Registered Nursing regulations (put number here) as follows:  

  1. The Prelicensure Student Handbook shall include a section referring to Executive Order 1036 policy Systemwide Admission Eligibility and/or Baccalaureate Credit Awarded for External Examinations, Experiential Learning, and Instruction in Non-Collegiate Settings as the mechanism for awarding course credit for previous education or other acquired knowledge, including military education and experience. The Students handbook should note that this policy applies to all students, including those who have served or are serving in the United States Armed Forces. 
  2. The campus nursing webpage listing information on its pre-licensure program shall provide a link identified as “Information on the awarding of course credit for prevision education or other acquire knowledge, including military education and experience” that directs to the pre-licensure student handbook (or has a PDF of the policy and procedures) that outlines program procedures related to this policy. 
  3. A form outlining the procedures will be provided and kept as a record in the student’s file. The procedural section shall include the following key elements:

3.1 A beginning and ending timeline for notification by the student to the undergraduate nursing program director or designee of request to seek credit for coursework and presentation of materials, documents and evidence for consideration for a specify course(s).  The student must adhere to this timeline for consideration in order that necessary clearance may be granted.

CSU, Chico Procedures for awarding of Credit for Previous Education or Other Acquired Knowledge, Including Military Education and Experience (pdf)