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Welcome to CSUSB Pre-Nursing website, where your nursing journey begins. As you begin your path to becoming a nurse, we are here to guide, support, and inspire you every step of the way. Our team of professional advisors, faculty, administrators, and staff are dedicated to helping Pre-Nursing students like you navigate the complexities of prerequisite courses, the application process, and the foundational knowledge needed to excel in nursing school and beyond. 

We urge you to explore our resources, connect with advisors, and discover the tools you need to succeed in your journey to become a healthcare professional. Your dream of helping others and making a difference starts here- let’s make it a reality together!

Understanding the Process

Being admitted to CSUSB as a Pre-Nursing student is the first step to earning your BS in Nursing at CSUSB. However, it is important to understand that a Pre-Nursing student is not yet a Nursing student. Pre-Nursing students must take several pre-requisite courses and meet other requirements before they can apply to be admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Only students admitted to the university as a Pre-Nursing student will be eligible to apply for admission into CSUSB’s Nursing pre-licensure program, leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Once admitted to CSUSB, students cannot submit a change of major into Pre-Nursing if they were admitted to the university under a different major. As such, if you want to pursue the BS in Nursing, you must first apply to CSUSB as a Pre-Nursing Student.