CSUSM is a direct admit for freshman and the university give priority to the local area. There is an option to transfer in. But if you are admitted as a freshman, it is direct admit program. Nursing classes start second year. No need to reapply and no TEAS test.
" First-Time Freshmen Applicants
The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (TBSN) is an impacted program. This major is authorized to use supplementary admission criteria to screen applications. First-time freshman admission decisions will be based on college readiness and GPA. Local area applicants will be given priority over non-local applicants. This major is not eligible for early admission decision. Applicants admitted to their alternate major, and not accepted into the TBSN major by the start of the fall term, will not be able to switch majors or apply to the impacted major at a later date.
" 4-Year Nursing Program
Our Traditional BSN program includes eight semesters and two, summer terms. Included within each semester of required NURS courses, are the additional courses required by the State Board of Registered Nursing (including the remaining General Education requirements) and the State American Institutions requirement."