This page is dedicated to assist prospective nursing students in applying directly to the nursing program via NursingCAS.

How and What to submit:


Transcripts

Official transcripts are required for all colleges/college courses attended in order to remain eligible to apply. This includes transcripts documenting courses in progress during the semester the application is open.
*This requirement applies to all current CSUCI students as well.

Please follow the steps on the NursingCAS Applicant Help Centerto submit your official transcripts directly to NursingCAS. *Documents should not be sent to the nursing program during the application period.

**Note: To prevent delay in the review process, all transcripts must be received by NursingCAS no later than January 1st


Military Experience

Individuals who are active duty military, discharged under honorable contitions, or are married to active military personnel will need to select one of these options under the Questions section of the application.

Applicants will need to provide the following under the Documents section of the application:

  • DD-214
    OR
  • Military ID documenting "Spouse" or Marriage License and Spouse's Military ID

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Academic Accommodation Members

Under the Questions section of the application, applicants will select whether they have an academic accommodation such as:

  • Foster Youth
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) / Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
  • Student Support Services (SSS)

Applicants will need to provide the following under the Documents section of the application:

  • Letter from their college verifying the accommodation received

Applicants who do not have an academic accommodation must select "No" under this tab.

*Please note that this area is not for applicants with Disability Services.

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Foreign Language

Under the Questions section of the application, applicants will identify if they have a second language verified by one of the following:

  • College - Level Examination Program(CLEP) with a proficiency score of 68 or higher
    *NOTE: We are only looking for oral proficiency.
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages(ACTFL) / Language Testing International(LTI) with a proficiency level of “Advanced - Mid”.
  • Completed Intermediate ASL Course.
  • Translated foreign transcripts from an institution outside of the U.S. in which the curriculum was taught in another language. 

Applicants will need to provide the following under the Documents section of the application:

  • CLEP scores documenting the applicant's name and achieved test results of 68 or higher.
  • ACTFL/LTI results documenting applicant's name and achieved level of Advanced-Mid or higher.
  • College transcripts documenting completion of Intermediate level American Sign Language course.
  • Translated foreign transcripts.

We cannot accept high school courses, letters from instructors/healthcare agencies, college language courses other than Intermediate ASL, or applicant statements claiming fluency in a language. 

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Residency Information

Under the Questions section of the application, applicants will identify the county in which they reside or where their last college attended is located. Applicants will have the following options:

  • Ventura County
  • Santa Barbara County
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • Southern Monterey County
  • Malibu

Applicants residing in one of the above counties will need to provide one of the following under the Documents section of the application:

  • Transcripts from most recent school attended
  • Current Driver's License/State ID
  • Utility Bill with current address and applicant's name
  • Current lease agreement with address and applicant's name

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Previous Degree

Under the Questions section of the application, applicants will identify if they have a previous Baccalaureate degree or higher.

Applicants will need to provide the following under the Documents section of the application:

  • Proof of degree completion (we cannot accept anticipated degrees)
    • Degree/Diploma
    • Transcripts clearly identifying degree and completion date

*Applicants who will complete their degree after the application deadline are still eligible to apply but should not claim "previous degree" on their NursingCAS application. If you are in-progress towards your degree, you do not need to submit anything in the application document section for this criteria. 

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High school participation in regional health science, bioscience academy, or ROP

Under the Questions section of the application, applicants will identify if they have participated in a regional health science, bioscience academy, or ROP while in high school.

Applicants will need to provide the following under the Documents section of the application:

  • A letter of recommendation from the program director/academic director or lead instructor of the program or academy.
  • Certificate of program completion.
  • Transcripts documenting successful completion of this course/program.
    • *Transcripts must clearly identify this course/program.

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CI Student Information

Under the Questions section of the application, applicants will identify whether they were admitted to CSUCI as a freshman (did not take any previous college courses) or who have completed 5 of the 8 prerequisite courses at CSUCI

Applicants will need to provide the following under the Documents section of the application:

  • CI Transcripts

If you were not admitted to CI as a freshman or did not complete 5 of 8 prerequisites with us then please select "None of the above" under this question.

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Healthcare Experience

Students may claim either work experience, OR CNA/MA/EMT Licensure, OR volunteerism under the Questions section of the application.

All experience must be direct hands-on patient care and must not be administrative/clerical work. 

Applicants will need to provide the following under the Documents section of the application:

  • A letter from your supervisor(s) documenting the type of patient care duties performed along with the total number of hours dedicated.
    OR
  • Current licensure (CNA, EMT, MA, etc.)

For work and volunteer experience we cannot accept hour logs, letters of recommendationresumes, or general task lists without supervisor verification.

Licensure cannot be a certificate or proof of program completion. You must provide your current license to claim this criteria.
*If you have not yet received your license please provide a screenshot of the California Department of Public Health page containing your name, license number and expiration date.

Work experience must be paid experience and must exceed 200 hours.
Volunteer experience must exceed 50 hours of service.
Licensure does not require time worked/utilized license. 

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TEAS Score

Under the Questions area of the application you will input your TEAS Examinformation.

Applicants must input the following into their application:

  • Total Score (applicants must receive a 58.7% or higher in order to remain eligible for the nursing application)
    • The application does not allow for decimals or percentage signs. Please input whole numbers only.

Applicants will also need to provide the following under the Documents section of the application:

  • A copy of ALL ATTEMPTS of the TEAS

Applicants who do not complete the TEAS Exam prior to the application deadline will be automatically rejected. Results must be submitted with your application in order to remain eligible. 

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Prerequisite

For a list of our prerequisite courses please visit our Nursing website.

We highly encourage all transfer applicants to visit Assist.org to ensure they have completed the appropriate courses to remain eligible for our application. When visiting this website, please select the Institution as "California State University, Channel Islands" and under "Agreements with Other Institutions" select From: your college then click "View Agreements". We suggest you search by individual departments such as Chemistry before clicking "View Agreement" at the bottom of the page, this will open a new window/tab with the course agreements between the two colleges. 

Under the Prerequisites tab of the application, applicants will need to select the appropriate course from a list of courses completed.

For applicants claiming AP for prerequisites we must have proof of your AP course(s). 

For assistance in ordering transcripts, please visit the NursingCAS Help Center

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Ready to Apply

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. Click on the "apply now" button below 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. 
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