Important Notice About Licensing and Credentialing (PDF, 616 KB)  

Requirements for Admission

Applicants must have graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a university which has been regionally accredited by CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN.
*Foreign nurses will be considered for admission pending official evaluation of their transcripts.

• Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or better and minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last sixty semester units.
• Valid RN licensure.
• Minimum of one-year relevant full-time clinical experience within the last 3 years.

Required Documentation:

  • Applicants must submit official transcripts of prior academic work
  • Current RN license
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation dated within one-year of application (one academic and one professional)
  • Professional resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A 500-word statement explaining academic and professional goals.
    * Virtual interviews will be required.

*Details for program pricing can be found on the Extended University website https://ext.csuci.edu/programs/graduate/ms-nursing/fees.htm


Application Process

Step 1: University Applications

You must apply to CSU Channel Islands' MSN program through www.calstate.edu/apply. Applications are only accepted between March 1st through May 15th.
*For details on the Extended University Admissions process, please visit their website by clicking here

Step 2:

MSN Program Applications

CSU Channel Islands is processing applications to its nursing program through NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing. Visit www.nursingcas.org to start an application or log into your existing account. Visit the Add Program page to select our nursing program and complete the steps to fill out and submit your application. If you need help with NursingCAS, visit the applicant help center or contact applicant support with questions. Applications are only accepted betweenMarch 1st through May 15th.

Post-Master's FNP Applications

CSU Channel Islands is processing applications to its nursing program through NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing. Visit Nursing Cas to start an application or log into your existing account. Visit the Add Program page to select our nursing program and complete the steps to fill out and submit your application. If you need help with NursingCAS, visit the applicant help center or contact applicant support with questions. Applications are only accepted between October 1st through November 30th.

The Nursing Program applications will be available through NursingCAS at the link below.
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