Admission to all California State University post-licensure ADN-to-BSN and ADN-to-MSN degree programs includes completion of an associate's degree in nursing and these eight prerequisites:
Nursing Program Prerequisite Course
CSU GE Breadth Area
1. Oral communication
2. Written communication
3. Critical thinking
4. Chemistry (general, integrated, inorganic or organic), with or without lab, as it is taught on the campus where the course was taken
5. Human anatomy (with required lab)
6. Human physiology (with required lab)
7. Microbiology (with required lab)
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