Minimum Admissions Requirements for Nursing
All applicants, including graduates of foreign institutions, must hold either U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status at the time of application. Candidates with pending citizenship or permanent residency will not be considered.
Professional licensure as a Registered Nurse is required prior to matriculation. Applicants are required to submit, with their application for admission, either a copy of the RN license or a paragraph detailing how they plan to become licensed prior to matriculation.
Preference will be given to applicants who have obtained at least one year of clinical experience.
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Prior to applying, ADN to MSN applicants must have earned an Associates Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent (see below) and must complete a minimum of 90 degree applicable semester units (135 quarter units) of coursework, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Prior to applying, BSN to MSN applicants must have earned a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution or it's equivalent (see below), with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
Graduates of Foreign Institutions
The Touro University California Nursing Program will consider applications from graduates of foreign institutions though the program will not evaluate foreign transcripts. Transcripts and coursework from foreign institutions must be evaluated by a recognized evaluation agency. Evaluations must be included with the application and must indicate that the foreign degree can be considered equivalent to an Associate's Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor's of Science Degree from a regionally accredited US institution.
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
Touro University California accepts advanced placement credit as long as such credit appears on the undergraduate transcript and indicates either specific subject credit (e.g. General Chemistry - 4 units) or specific course credit (e.g. Chem 101 - 4 units). General advanced placement credit without such specifications is not accepted.
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