Concurrent Enrollment Pathway (CEP)

CEP Program Information

GWC Nursing is hosting a BSN Concurrent Enrollment Pathway (CEP) program with CSUSB at Golden West College.

General Information 

The CEP program is a six (6) full-time semester program for qualified participants who have applied for admission to the CEP and have met all CEP program eligibility requirements. A CEP applicant agrees to be dually enrolled in the Golden West College (GWC) ADN (Registered Nurse) program and CSU to complete simultaneous coursework for each higher education institution. CEP students must complete the GWC ADN (RN (Registered Nurse)) nursing coursework in the traditional ADN (RN) pathway. The graduate from the GWC School of Nursing CEP will earn an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and is eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. 


CEP Program Information  

Students applying to the School of Nursing (SON) must meet all eligibility, general education, and prerequisite requirements completed at the time of application. General education courses must be CSU certified prior to being considered for the program. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that ALL official up-to-date transcripts and other necessary documentation have been received by Golden West College at the time of application. 

  • Students must have applied to Golden West College and have a student ID # before applying to the ADN (RN) program. 
  • CSUSB-GWC CEP application will be available on the GWC School of Nursing website.  
  • Meeting the minimum requirements of the program does not guarantee admission into the program. 
  • Students placed into the traditional GWC ADN cohort are not eligible to transfer into the CEP program at a later time. 
  • CSUSB courses are offered to students through innovative online or hybrid formatting. Should a course be offered using the traditional face-to-face classroom methodology, the course will be scheduled at Golden West College. 
  • After graduation from GWC, students will be required to take the NCLEX-RN as soon as possible so they can be awarded transfer unit credit at the respective CSUSB through successful passage of NCLEX-RN. Failure to do so may result in the student not completing their BSN degree in the designated time frame. 
  • Students must sign an Acknowledgement of Understanding that identifies necessary contingencies for continuation in the CEP from enrollment until ADN graduation and subsequent ADN-to-BSN coursework completion at CSUSB. 


Application Information

CEP Application

Requirements for Eligibility and Prerequisite Courses 

To be considered for participation in the CEP, the following is required: 

  • Complete the GWC CEP nursing program application.  
  • Have completed all GWC and CSU prerequisite and lower division GE requirements (see CEP Program Map). Courses in progress are not accepted. 
  • Online Biology courses will be accepted by CSUSB (only if the course is completed by Spring 2022). 
  • Met with a GWC Counselor to determine eligibility and equivalency of prior coursework will meet the CSU General Education requirements for lower division courses in Areas A, B, C, and D. 
  • Meet the overall minimum GPA of 2.75 in all GWC nursing preadmission required courses and an overall GPA of 2.75. 
  • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average in all coursework while enrolled in the CEP program. 
  • Register for and attend a CEP Information Session. 
  • The Test for Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS version 7) is required for all applicants to the ADN (RN) program.  
  • The student must show proof of California residency. 
  • Students with a foreign degree are not eligible. 
  • The applicant must be awarded an admission seat with the GWC School of Nursing program. 
  • The student accepted to the CEP program is conditional and contingent upon CSUSB Admission and Records final review of the general education prerequisite course equivalency and transferable eligibility. 
  • Applicants with a regionally accredited U.S. bachelor's degree must meet with a GWC counselor to verify that prerequisites are equivalent. Foreign degree is not eligible for consideration.  
  • Should the student is not offered an admission seat in the program, a new application is required for the following application cycle.