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

Track I Generic Pre - licensure BSN program at Cottage Health Systems is for the Pre - nursing student who has completed the nursing pre - requisites along with all of the CSU GE requirements, or has a bachelor’s degree. All applicants must complete all courses by the end of the Fall semester, prior to the program start in Spring.

Track I Program Preparation Checklist

  1. Attend a Program Information Session (Highly Recommended) 
  2. Complete, or be in progress of the nursing pre - requisite courses (Pre - requisites are program specific)
  3. Supplemental Criteria (Understand the point system)
  4. TEAS Exam, after exam is taken please forward scores electronically via ATI website 
  5. Order Official Transcripts.
  6. Application dates for the University are July 1st -July 31st.
  7. Application dates for the Nursing program are July 15th-August 15th.

How do I apply to the University?

Non CSU Channel Islands prospective students seeking admission to the Nursing Pre-licensure Program  must submit an application for admission to the university. Important note: If you will be graduating from CI you must complete the University application and subsequent Intent to Enroll in order to be eligible for admission. CSU admissions applications are available online at  when selecting the desired major, interested applicants should select the BS at Cottage Health System. When requesting official transcripts from previous institutions we suggest you order an extra set sent to you. This will allow you to have it available to send to the nursing program when you submit your nursing application.

Applicants may apply to both the CSU Channel Islands Track 1 Generic BSN Program and the CSUCI Generic Basic Nursing Program at Cottage Health System. However, if an applicant accepts a seat in one of these 2 programs they will be excluded from acceptance in the other.

How do I apply to the Nursing Program?

Click on the nursing application link for further application information. Please be sure to check all application dates as each program has different deadlines. Nursing Applications

Where do I send my Application Information?

Please refer to Ready to Apply for complete info.

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