Why has Touro University California (TUC) chosen to open a School of Nursing?

Building upon a level of excellence already established in health related education, including Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Public Health, the addition of a School of Nursing continues the TUC commitment to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity.

What degree options are currently available?

The TUC School of Nursing currently offers two educational pathways designed to facilitate those who have earned either an Associate of Science degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The School of Nursing may add additional degree options in the future based upon verified need within the community.

I’ve read that to begin this program, I must be a Registered Nurse. Is that correct?

Yes. The Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) pathways are designed to build and expand upon prior nursing education and experience. For this reason, TUC School of Nursing applicants must secure licensure as a Registered Nurse prior matriculation.

What is the length of the pathways?

The ADN to MSN pathway is designed to be completed within 17 months. The BSN to MSN pathway is designed to be completed within 12 months.

What are the admissions requirements?

The minimum admissions requirements include the requisite degree, a minimum of 90 degree-applicable units from a regionally accredited institution, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Additional requirements and complete details may be found on our Admissions Requirements web page.

Is an interview required? What is the admissions process?

The Admissions Committee has decided not to require an interview.  Admissions decisions will be made based on a thorough review of the entire application based, in large portion, on prior academic performance, experience, and fit-to-mission.  Full details regarding the admissions process may be found on our Admissions Process web page.

What is the cost of tuition?

Current tuition for both pathways is $770 per unit.  The ADN to MSN pathway will require 46 units, for a total tuition cost of $35,420. The BSN to MSN pathway will require 33 units, for a total tuition cost of $25,410. The University reserves the right to adjust tuition rates with appropriate notice.

What options are available to fund my nursing education?

All TUCOM students are eligible for Federal loan assistance, which is available in various forms. Specific information regarding Federal loans may be obtained by visiting the Financial Aid web site.

Are there any scholarships and/or grants available?

The Financial Aid Office maintains a lengthy list of scholarship and grant opportunities. Though qualifications vary, students are encouraged to apply for any scholarships/grants for which they feel they qualify and the Financial Aid Office is available to assist with the process.

Whom may I contact with specific financial aid questions?

Questions regarding financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid Office via email sent to tucafinaid@tu.edu.

As a working professional, why should I consider enrolling in the Touro University California School of Nursing?

TUC provides a program that is delivered locally and the majority of the program is face to face (one evening a week and one Sunday a month) with the remainder online.  The schedule is designed for working nurse and clinical hours may be conducted in the agency where the student is employed. In addition, graduates will be eligible to sit for the national exam for the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Certification and to apply for Public Health Nursing Certification in California. 
Last Updated: 6/17/15