Post-Licensure Requirements

CNECM Admission PowerPoint

To be considered for admission to the SSU Post Licensure (CNECM) BSN Program all applicants must:

  • Meet BOTH SSU Transfer Admission Criteria and SSU Department of Nursing Admission Criteria
  • Submit designated applications to BOTH to SSU and to the Nursing Department
  • Be admitted by both the university and the Nursing Department.


Criteria #1 
Preference for admission to the program will be given to applicants currently enrolled in first year ADN of service area community colleges and residing in SSU service area counties (Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Marin, Lake, and Mendocino) with Spring graduation

Criteria #2 
Minimum GPA 2.0, on average admitted applicants have a 2.7 GPA or higher

Criteria #3
Completion of statistics (Math 165) with a C or better by matriculation

Criteria #4
Complete an accurate Lower Division GE and Preq Checklist (Available on NursingCAS application)

Criteria #5
Current unencumbered California licensure as a Registered Nurse or anticipated graduation from a California ADN program and NCLEX eligibility prior to or during matriculation to SSU Post-Licensure BSN program

Criteria #6
Human anatomy and physiology within the past 10 years or documented direct patient care nursing experience (including clinical course) within the past two years. Waived if currently in an ADN program.


Applicants are admitted to the Department in spring and then apply to the University in fall. Post-License BSN students admitted to the Department must subsequently gain admission to the University to progress in the program. CSU Admission Requirements for Transfers

Application period CNECM TRACK: January 15 to March 1 

Application Process

  1. NursingCAS application must include:
    1. Demographic information
    2. Lower Division GE Prerequisite & Checklist - accurate and complete
    3. Questions: Short answer questions (4 prompts, 1 paragraph/3-6 sentences/100-200 words each, found on application)
    4. Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.00
    5. Send electronic official transcripts to NursingCAS
  2. $60 non-refundable application fee: Click here to pay online or mail to the address below. Checks should be made payable to SSU Nursing Department. Payment is due by application deadline.

               Department of Nursing
               Sonoma State University
               1801 E. Cotati Ave.
               Rohnert Park, CA 94928


Second baccalaureate applicants must meet impaction criteria, including statistics with a C or better. Applicants with previous bachelors do not have increased ranking for admission and are subject to higher CSU tuition fees.