Currently, the Masters Entry Program (MEPN) is not accepting applications.
All of the other MSN role options remain open and students continue to enroll in the CNS, FNP, Nurse Administrator and Nurse Educator programs each semester.
Please check this page periodically for any additional updates about the Masters Entry Program
No. Any bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college is acceptable, as long as you complete the pre-requisite courses. See the MEPN Admissions page for a list of required courses.
Admissions and Records calculates your GPA using the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units from your undergraduate transcripts. This may include some bachelor’s or graduate-level courses completed after your degree, but does not include any courses taken at a community college. We do not include any courses taken after you graduated in the calculation.
Admission is competitive. On occasion we may admit someone with a GPA slightly below 3.0 if the rest of their admissions portfolio is very strong; however, this is rare.
Yes. If you received a grade below a B in Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology, we encourage you to repeat the course for a better grade. If there is no evidence that you plan to repeat the course, you will not be considered for admission.
We would prefer no more than one or two courses in-progress at the time you submit your portfolio.
We require all applicants to attend a MEPN Admissions Workshop. At this time, your transcripts will be evaluated by one of our nursing faculty.
Though pathophysiology is no longer required for admission, it is still a pre-requisite for advanced pathophysiology, a required course in the MEPN curriculum. Samuel Merritt University has a good list of acceptable pathophysiology courses, many of them online. Please click here for the course list. (This list is not all-inclusive – many other courses are out there.)
CNA courses are offered by community colleges, regional occupation centers, adult education programs, vocational schools, private health schools, sometimes hospitals, the Red Cross, etc.
Our workshops are held once a month from September to December. You may apply to CSUDH for the fall semester through CSUMentor.edu beginning October 1. The deadline to officially apply to the university is January 1. We only admit students for the fall semester.
No. If an applicant does not meet minimum admissions standards (GPA well below 3.0, grades below B in pre-requisite courses, large number of missing pre-requisites, etc.), they most likely will not be invited to interview.
You must submit your admissions portfolio within 30 days after the workshop you attend. If you are not able to submit your portfolio within that timeframe, you must attend another workshop. Therefore, we encourage potential applicants to attend a workshop when they are ready or near ready to apply.
The majority of our admitted applicants choose to enroll; however, we do maintain a short waitlist to fill any spots that may open up over the summer.
This requirement is fulfilled after an applicant is admitted into the program. If you recently attended a CSU campus for your undergraduate degree, you most likely fulfilled this writing requirement through coursework. Please visit the CSUDH Testing Office for more information on Graduate Writing Exam (GWE) or its equivalencies.