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.

Application Process

Step 1: University Applications

MSN Program

You must apply to CSU Channel Islands' MSN program through Applications are only accepted between March 1st through May 15th.

Step 2: Nursing Program Applications

CSU Channel Islands is processing applications to its nursing program through NursingCAS, the centralized application service for nursing. Visit 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 March 1st through May 15th.

The Nursing Program's application will be available through NursingCAS at the link below.
NursingCAS Apply Now

*NOTE: Those interested in applying for the Post-Master's FNP Certificate option will apply between July 1-August 31, 2020 to the program, and August 1-August 31, 2020 to the University. Please read the following statement before applying:

We are currently accepting applications for the Post-Master’s FNP Certificate Program. If you are interested in applying to the program you must submit an application to the Nursing Program via NursingCAS. The application on NursingCAS is for Fall 2020 admission. If you have already completed the 3Ps (Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology or Advanced Pharmacology), you will start NP coursework in Spring 2021. You will not be required to take any classes in fall 2020. Remember, you must also apply for admission to the University using CALState Apply. The CalState Apply application period is August 1 to August 31, 2020. The CalState Apply application will be for Spring 2021 admission to CSUCI. If you have questions about the Nursing program application please contact If you have questions about the CalState Apply application please contact

The Nursing Program's application will be available through NursingCAS at the link below.
NursingCAS Apply Now

*The Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate program is a 15-unit program that takes one-calendar year to complete. We will begin accepting applications for this program in Spring 2021 for admission beginning Fall 2021. Please check back with us early in 2021 for more information about how to apply to this program.

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