California State University, East Bay Nursing School Review

California State University-Hayward has its history dating back to 1957. However, due to expansion and wider geographical reach the school changed its name to California State University-East Bay (CSUEB, Cal State East Bay, or CSU East Bay) in 2005.

The school is part of the California State University (CSU) system and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). It achieved various marks of excellence over the years making it a distinguishable institution in various academic and social aspects.

Students interested in pursuing a career in nursing will be able to choose from outstanding courses at the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences. It is home to the nursing department and where you can find the following programs:

LVN to BSN Program

Only licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are eligible for this course. It is specially aimed at those that want to baccalaureate degree in science of nursing. Students must possess in-depth knowledge or experience to be successful in the course. Any Licensed Vcational Nurse (LVN) that wants to be accepted into the program must possess a current unencumbered license as a vocational nurse in California. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) provided there are not unresolved pending issues. The student may also apply for the California Public Health Nursing Certificate. An assessment is made of each applicant’s academic achievement and experience to guarantee the best learning program for them.

Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)

There are two routes that can be taken to be awarded a BSN: RN-BSN Advanced Placement and Pre-Licensure Program. At the end of each course, graduates can either chose to immediately embrace the nursing professional or pursue advanced coursework and studies to gain more knowledge and skills.

RN to BSN Advanced Placement

This program is for registered nurses that want to complete their bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. Only applicants holding a California RN license can apply to the course. In addition to this, applicants must have an associate degree in nursing (ADN) within the last twelve months. If they are unable to meet this requirement, then 6 months of relevant work experience in the United States is also accepted. This is a 4-6 quarter program.

Pre-Licensure Program

This program is open to those that want to accomplish a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree and a California RN license. It is a full-time day-time program that can be completed in 2.5 years. It is necessary to complete the CSU Application for Admission and Clinical Nursing Program Supplemental Application to be considered for entry. This is due to the fact the course is impacted to guarantee better admission possibilities for all students. As a result, the selection process is based on priority ranking with military veterans being fist choice. Next in line are California residents and non-California residents after them.

B.S 5 Year Program in Nursing

This 5-year program is available to students located at the East Bay and Concord Campus.

RN Residency Program

This is a 12-week program that is open to currently employed RNs that received their license between specific dates. Graduates from the following accredited nursing programs in the San Francisco Bay Area are also welcome to apply: AACN/CCN, BRN and NLN. Training will be conducted across various health care settings. The aim of the program is to increase the number of RNs that are entering the work force and to ensure that they are fully prepared for situations that require analytical thinking skills, management or responsibilities and clinical competency in all aspects.


California State University-East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94542

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