ADN-BSN Collaborative Program - Eligibility Requirements

What are the eligibility requirements for the ADN-BSN Collaborative Program?

To qualify for the ADN-BSN Collaborative Program, students must meet the following requirements:


  • Overall GPA ≥ 3.0
  • Prerequisite Science + English GPA ≥ 3.0
    • Anatomy + lab
    • Physiology + lab
    • Microbiology + lab
    • General college chemistry + lab
    • English (written communication)
  • ADN program GPA ≥ 3.0


Prerequisite Courses

Students must complete the following courses prior to beginning Summer 1 at Cal State LA:

  • Anatomy + lab
  • Physiology + lab
  • Microbiology + lab
  • English Composition
  • Oral Communication
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • College chemistry* + lab

*Please note: Some Community Colleges accept high school level chemistry in order to enter the ADN program. This will not be sufficient to continue in the BSN program; Cal State LA requires a college level chemistry course in order to enter the BSN program. Please meet with your community college counselor for information about specific courses that satisfy this requirement.

Students must complete the following courses prior to beginning Summer 2 at Cal State LA:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Critical Thinking


Other Requirements

Students must complete the following requirements prior to beginning Summer 2 at Cal State LA:

  • CSU General Education (GE) Breadth Certification from community college
  • CSU American Institutions & Ideals Requirement

Students must complete the following requirement prior to beginning Fall semester at Cal State LA:

  • Pass NCLEX-RN licensing exam


Professionalism and Professional Values

Students are expected to demonstrate professional values and behaviors.

“Professional values and their associated behaviors are foundational to the practice of nursing.…Professionalism is defined as the consistent demonstration of core values evidenced by nurses working with other professionals to achieve optimal health and wellness outcomes in patients, families, and communities by wisely applying principles of altruism, excellence, caring, ethics, respect, communication, and accountability” (American Association of Colleges of Nursing Interprofessional Professionalism Measurement Group (2008). The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice p. 26).

The Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education (p. 27-28) states that “the following professional values epitomize the caring, professional nurse. Nurses, guided by these values, demonstrate ethical behavior in patient care.

  • Altruism is a concern for the welfare and well being of others. In professional practice, altruism is reflected by the nurse’s concern and advocacy for the welfare of patients, other nurses, and other healthcare providers.
  • Autonomy is the right to self-determination. Professional practice reflects autonomy when the nurse respects patients’ rights to make decisions about their health care.
  • Human Dignity is respect for the inherent worth and uniqueness of individuals and populations. In professional practice, concern for human dignity is reflected when the nurse values and respects all patients and colleagues.
  • Integrity is acting in accordance with an appropriate code of ethics and accepted standards of practice. Integrity is reflected in professional practice when the nurse is honest and provides care based on an ethical framework that is accepted within the profession.
  • Social Justice is acting accordance with fair treatment regardless of economic status, race, ethnicity, age, citizenship, disability, or sexual orientation.”

To determine if you meet the ADN-BSN Collaborative Program eligibility requirements, please see the Student Eligibility Form