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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Nursing

Graduate Handouts and Documents


Award Applications

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General Documents


Advancement to Candidacy Forms

The Advancement to Candidacy confers the equivalent of catalog rights on graduate students, and also signifies approval of a plan of study by the student's department and college. As such, it is advisable to Advance to Candidacy as soon as the following requirements are met.

In order to Advance to Candidacy, the following must be completed:

  • 6 units of graduate course work at CSULB for residency requirement
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • All required prerequisite courses
  • Successful completion of the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE) (or GRE for dual degree programs)
  • Approval of the School of Nursing Graduate Advisor and Director of Graduate Studies and Research, College of Health and Human Services.
  • Must be completed one semester prior to graduation date
  • Must be registered for classes in the semester of Advancement

Advancement Forms


Clinical Contract Documents

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:

  1. Fill out 2 original copies of the clinical contract
    • Your name must not be on the contract
    • The contract must be valid for a term of 3 or 5 years (month/day/year)
    • Please type all required information (or print legibly)
  2. Sumbit the following to Pam Ford (NUR-44):
    • 2 original clinical contracts (both signed in ink)
    • 2 copies of "Specific Protocol" document (pages 3-4 in clinical contract)
    • A student info sheet for each clinical facility for which you are initiating a contract.

Clinical Contract

Student Info Sheet

Sample Clinical Contract (filled out)


Directed Project and Thesis Information


National Credentialing Agencies

American Nurses Credentialing Center

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

The National Certification Corporation for Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioners

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board

American Organization of Nurse Executives

American College of Healthcare Executives

American Association of Critical Care Nurses