California State University Stanislaus Nursing School Review

California State University-Stanislaus (CSUStan, Cal State Stanislaus, CSU Stanislaus, or Stan State) is a public university that was established in Turlock in 1957. It was originally known as Stanislaus State College and gained its present name in 1985. The school has various colleges that contribute to the 100 majors, minors, concentrations and teaching credentials and 24 master degree programs.

It is part of the California State University (CSU) and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Among its colleges is the College of Human and Health Sciences which is responsible for the nursing program at the school. The following programs are being offered:

Pre-licensure BSN Track (Basic Nursing)

This is an impacted program and California residents are given first priority over international and out-of-state students. In addition to this, admission into the program is also based on supplemental application. All students are required to take and pass the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills with scores established by the university. Applicants must also submit clearance from the Department of Justice. Background checks are performed on every applicant; as a result students are encouraged to report any conviction or felony charges to the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Incoming freshmen and non-CSU Stanislaus can apply to the program provided they have the required GPA and meet additional requirements for admission. This is a full-time program that can be completed in three years.

RN to BSN Track

Only students with a license as a Registered Nurse in California can apply to this program. They must have an associate degree in nursing or a baccalaureate with 30 and 60 semester units of transferable credit respectively. It is also necessary to have a current CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers, pass the health care examinations and have up-to-date vaccinations. The course is designed to build on the current knowledge of the registered nurse that has an associate degree to be able to obtain a BSN. It can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ASBSN)

This is a 15-month full-time program that is designed for students that already have a baccalaureate in a non-nursing program. Complete dedication is required throughout the course to meet the demands and requirements for continuing the program. Only students that demonstrate acceptable academic performance and a behavior pattern in line with professionalism can continue.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Students that are enrolled in this program will be trained to develop key leadership skills. They will be able to use the knowledge they obtained throughout the program to make solid research findings and evaluations that enhance the health care system in the nation, country or within the local community they operate. Areas in health care policy, financing and organization are taught to prepare students to better assume roles that require in-depth knowledge about specific issues. This course is perfect for students that are not looking for a traditional course, but want to use their talents to embrace the ever changing nursing functions in the health care sector. 

Only students that have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution can enter the program. It is also open to those that have an associate degree in nursing and a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field. Students that do not meet the all of the admission requirements are evaluated on an individual basis. After completion, graduates will be able to choose from any of these three options to contribute to their culmination experience: thesis, project and comprehensive examination.

LVN to BSN Track

Students are admitted on a space available basis to this program. The evaluation is done on an individual basis and after successful completion graduates obtain their BSN. The minimum admission requirements include an overall GPA of 3.0; a GPA of 2.75 for the science prerequisite and a GPA of 2.75 for the non-science prerequisite courses. Grade C is the minimum grade for each of the prerequisite courses while no more than 2 of these courses may be repeated. Statistics, Microbiology for Nursing, Chemistry & Biochemistry are some of the prerequisite courses that must be completed before enetring the program.

California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

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