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CSU EO 1084 - Systemwide Nursing Program Admission Prerequisites. 05-07-13

Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 8:57 AM
Subject: CSU EO 1084 - Systemwide Nursing Program Admission Prerequisites

The CSU executive order on nursing is available online at:

The contents of EO 1084 Nursing Policy Attachment are displayed below and are attached, as well.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Margaret Brady, CSU Nursing Curriculum Coordinator.


Systemwide Nursing Program Admission Prerequisites

Effective no later than fall 2014, admission to CSU baccalaureate nursing degree programs (pre-licensure and post-licensure), associate-to-master’s nursing degree programs, and entry-level master’s nursing degree programs shall require successful completion of the following eight systemwide nursing program prerequisites. No campus may require more, fewer, or different program prerequisites than those included on this list; and there shall be no prerequisites to these eight nursing program prerequisites. The order in which these eight nursing program prerequisites courses are taken may be subject to campus discretion. The chancellor in consultation with the Academic Senate of the California State University may amend the standardized prerequisites for nursing degree programs (Education Code section 66055.5).

Nursing Program Prerequisite Course CSU GE-Breadth Area

• Oral communication A1
• Written communication A2
• Critical thinking A3
• Chemistry: general, inorganic, organic or integrated B1, (B3)
   (with associated lab if required at the institution where the course was taken)
• Human anatomy (with required lab) B2, B3
• Human physiology (with required lab) B2, B3
• Microbiology (with required lab) B2, B3
• Statistics B4

Effective date: No later than fall 2014

Thank you,

Chris Mallon

Christine Mallon, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs and Faculty Development
CSU Office of the Chancellor
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802-4210

phone 562-951-4672
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