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Admissions Requirements

  • These admission requirements apply to prospective students applying for the 100% online RN-BSN program.

    To be considered for admission to Cal U as a degree-seeking student, please submit the following:

    • Graduation from an ACEN (Formerly NLNAC)-Accredited associate degree or diploma program in nursing
    • Current unencumbered Registered Nurse licensure
    • Students must declare on the application and request that official transcripts be submitted to the Office of Admissions from all postsecondary institutions attended or received college credit at the time of application. Students will not be granted transfer credits from other institutions after acceptance.
    • Minimum of a 2.00 cumulative GPA and in good academic standing.
    • International Global Online Applicants

    Please submit all correspondence and official documentation to:

    California University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate Admissions - Box 94
    250 University Avenue
    California, Pa 15419
    Phone:  724-938-4404
    Fax: 724.938.4564

Additional Admissions Information

Entry Level Portfolio Requirements - The ELP is to be completed after admission and is required in order to graduate from the RN-BSN program. It is strongly recommended to have this completed before the end of your first semester.

For in-depth admissions information on Transfer Students, High School Early Admit, Veterans, International Applicants, Visiting Students, and Non-Degree Students

For more information about our Global Online classes, contact the Global Online Office at 724-938-5958 or toll-free at 1-866-595-6348 or e-mail us at

If you are not already a registered nurse please click here to learn how to become one.

To return to the Cal U Nursing Department homepage, please click here.

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