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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing
Selection and Notification


Selection and Notification Process

After the application deadline, faculty in each of the specialty programs, review and rank the applications.  Candidates scoring the highest on their applications are invited to the School of Nursing for an interview and writing assessment.  Depending on the program specialty, interviews will either be conducted in small groups or individually with selected faculty.   Every candidate will be given 30 minutes to write a response to a health-related prompt during the writing assessment.  Faculty participating in the interview process will score each candidate following the interview and writing assessment and that score will be added to the application scores to create a final score for each candidate.  The candidate will then receive written notification of acceptance, non-acceptance or placed on the waitlist toward the beginning of April.