Question 1: Do I need to have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to apply?
Yes. You must have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or nursing related field. Visit the view requirements page for additional requirement information.
Question 2: Do I need to be a Registered Nurse (RN) to apply?
Yes. You will be asked to submit proof of your licensure at the time of application. You must also have a minimum of one year full time work experience as a registered nurse. Visit the view requirements page for additional requirement information.
Question 3: If I live out of state can I attend?
Yes. The program is ideal for people living in distant or remote areas. Air travel is convenient to the Ontario International Airport, which is 15 minutes from campus. Many area hotels offer shuttle service to the campus. After orientation, many students make acquaintances and share hotel expenses. Distant students enrolled in clinical programs are required to periodically extend their seminar weekends to work with clinical faculty.
Question 4: Do you give preference to California residents?
No. We are a private institution and do not have to meet certain resident enrollment standards that state institutions must meet.
Question 5: Is tuition the same for in-state and out-of-state residents?
Yes. Tuition costs are the same for all students within the same program. Visit our financing my education for information on tuition, scholarships and loans.
Question 6: What if I haven’t been in school for a long time?
Many of our students have not been in school for a long time. We find that adults do very well with our learning model as it is designed for the working professional who has typically been out of school for a while.
Question 7: Can I replace a reference form with a recommendation letter?
No. Your application file requires three completed reference forms. Recommendation letters are optional.
Question 8: May I submit more than the required number of reference forms?
Only two reference forms are required; however, if you would like to submit additional recommendation letters, it is advisable to limit them to two or three extra.
Question 9: Do the reference forms have to be turned in with the application packet?
We prefer that the forms be sent to our office by the person writing the recommendation. If you submit the Reference Forms with your application, they must each be in a sealed envelope with the person’s signature across the seal.
Question 10: Do I need to plan for an interview as part of the admissions process?
No. You will be required to submit a personal statement and CV as part of your application and that is what is used to gain insight into your motivation for graduate study, and your career goals.
Question 11: When will I be notified of my admissions decision?
All applications will be reviewed after the March 1st deadline and decision notices will be sent in mid to late April.
Question 12: How can I request an application packet?
We’re glad to hear you are ready to apply! Visit the apply now page for step-by-step instructions. You may download the documents or request hard copy application forms from this page.