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When a student first begins a graduate program, s/he is not yet a formal candidate for a graduate degree. To become a candidate for a graduate degree, the student must complete certain academic requirements and then formally apply to become a candidate for the degree. This process is called "Advancement to Candidacy."
At the CSULB School of Nursing, students are eligible to apply for Advancement to Candidacy when they have:
Students are strongly encouraged to apply for Advancement to Candidacy as soon as possible, but they must apply and be approved by no later than one semester prior to their graduation date. They must also be enrolled in at least one class when they apply for Advancement.
Students wishing to apply for Advancement to Candidacy must download a form specific to their program of study, complete it and sumit it for approval by the Director of the Graduate Program and the Assistant Dean at the College of Health and Human Services.
Please click on the option that describes the program to which you have been accepted:
Nurse Practitioner Specialties
In order to be precepted at a clinical site, there must be an established contract between CSULB and the site. If one does not already exisit, please do the following to initiate a contract: