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IMPACTED program

The SSU Post-Licensure BSN Program is designed to articulate with community college nursing programs.

To be considered for admission to the SSU Post Licensure BSN Program all applicants must:

  • Meet BOTH SSU Transfer Admission Criteria and SSU Department of Nursing Admission Criteria
  • Submit designated applications to BOTH to SSU and to the Nursing Department
  • Be admitted by both the university and the Nursing Department.
SSU Transfer Admission Criteria Specific to BSN:
  • Minimum of 60 semester units of college-transferable credit with at least a 3.0 overall GPA; maximum of 70 units of approved transfer credit from community college level coursework is allowed to count toward baccalaureate degree.
  • 30 units should meet Sonoma State University General Education (GE) requirements for transfer including the following also required as CSU Systemwide Nursing Program Admission Prerequisites (CSU Executive Order 1084, Attachment A)
  • ALL of GE Area A (Speech/Oral Communication, English Composition/Written Communication, and Critical Thinking)
  • ALL of GE Area B (Physical Science, Biological Science, and Quantitative Reasoning/Math). The CSU quantitative reasoning/math requirement, Area B4, is satisfied by a course beyond Intermediate Algebra which is required for the ADN. Statistics is required for the BSN and meets the CSU B4 requirement. The CSU General Education Requirements for Area B (except Area B4 Math/Statistics) are usually met by the prerequisite science courses required for the Associate Degree in Nursing (chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and microbiology). Note that the prerequisite requirement for chemistry is a general, inorganic, organic or integrated chemistry (with associated lab if required at the institution where the course was taken).
  • 30 units must be credit for lower-division nursing course work (nursing coursework at California community college programs meets and exceeds this requirement).
  • Second baccalaureate applicants must meet the CSU Systemwide Nursing Program Admission Prerequisites listed above, however, may have one course in Area A (such as Critical Thinking) met with the existing baccalaureate degree
Department of Nursing Admission Criteria

The SSU BSN Program is on official CSU Impacted Status and, in addition to university admission criteria, the following admission criteria for the Post-Licensure BSN Program Track (TPOST and CPOST) are in effect. Current ADN students interested applying to the CNECM must also meet all of the following requirements.

  1. Minimum of 60 semester units of college-transferable credit with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA; a maximum of 70 units from community college level coursework is allowed.
  2. Current California licensure as a Registered Nurse (or anticipated graduation from a California ADN program no later than Spring 2015 with RN licensure by August 15, 2015).
  3. Minimum of 3 semester units of college-transferable credit in chemistry with a grade C or better (any chemistry taken as prerequisite to the ADN program is acceptable for the BSN, however, if not taken at college level, it would not meet the SSU GE Area B1 Physical Science requirement and the student would need to complete a B1 qualified chemistry course prior to admission).
  4. Human anatomy and physiology within the past 10 years or documented direct patient care nursing experience within the past two years.
  5. Preference for admission will be given to applicants with the fewest number of lower division SSU GE requirements outstanding. CSU GE Certification or IGETC certification is highly recommended (Community College Education Counselors are authorized to assist you with these certifications).
  6. Preference for admission to the Post-Licensure BSN program will be given to qualified applicants residing in SSU service area counties (Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Marin, Lake, and Mendocino).
  7. Admission to SSU.

ADN-MSN: California Registered Nurses who wish to earn a Master’s degree in Nursing and who hold a baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing.


SSU Nursing Dept:




Please see the following agreement dated 08/2015 for course requirement details:

The program may be completed on a full or part-time basis. For more information, see

Articulation information:




Admission requirements: In addition to the requirements for admission to the College, the admission criteria for acceptance into the BSN program include:

  1. Completion of an associate degree, or equivalent, in nursing.
  2. Completion of the required GE and cognates for the A.S. degree in Nursing.
  3. A cumulative 2.0 GPA is required
  4. Additional requirements apply in order to register for any practicum course and its co-requisite courses if applicable. See PUC general catalog.





North Bay Regional Campus in Santa Rosa


The RN-MSN accelerated degree program is designed for the registered nurse who holds an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and has now decided to pursue graduate nursing education. The program is one that builds upon the student’s prior training, provides content and clinical experiences in community health nursing and leadership/management and moves the student directly into graduate nursing education. Although students will enter the program without an earned bachelor’s degree, as they progress through the course of study, they will meet the program outcomes of the MSN program. The total curriculum requirement is 46 units.

Admission Criteria

Admission to the program is based on an overall appraisal of the applicant’s ability to undertake master’s study and of their potential contributions to the discipline of nursing as evidenced by the following:

  • Official transcripts from colleges/universities attended
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Documentation of professional licensure
  • TOEFL scores if needed

For more information, see

Santa Rosa Branch Campus contact: Alexandria Weishaar at or 707-527-9612 x5585