Program Eligibility

Student Admission
  • Students will be admitted as non-degree-seeking
  • RN licensure in California. Nursing license must be recognized as valid for practice within the state of California during the complete course of study
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions, including any programs in which you are currently enrolled 
  • Goal statement 
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation 
  • Resume or C.V. 
  • English proficiency for non-native speakers (Minimum TOEFL score of 92, minimum ILTS score of 7) 
  • Hold a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly NLNAC | National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission)
  • Required prerequisite coursework 
    1. Advanced (Lifespan) Physical Health Assessment 
    2. Advanced Pharmacology 
    3. Advanced Pathophysiology 
    4. Statistics
  • Course pre-requisites: Must hold a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing and completion of all required prerequisite coursework
  • Students are required to be admitted to the Post Graduate Psychiatric APRN certificate