Nursing Degree Pathways


 LVN 30-Unit Option

 The Valley Foundation School of Nursing admits licensed vocational nurses (LVN) for the 30-unit option on a space available basis. Successful completion of the 30-unit option allows LVNs to sit for the California NCLEX licensing exam to work as a licensed RN. The 30-unit option does not culminate in a Baccalaureate degree nor does the RN license permit you to work in any other state except California. 


RN to BS in Nursing, Bridge Program

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers an RN to BSN program for registered nurses to obtain a BS in Nursing. Current RNs or students who will be completing ADN programs by December 2018, are eligible to apply for the Spring 2019 RN to BSN program. 

The Spring 2019 San Jose State University application is available HERE and open through August 1 - August 31, 2018. You can have coursework, WST and NCLEX in process with completion of all strongly recommended before the start of the program. 

You will also need to complete a separate school of nursing application via NursingCas which is due October 1, 2018.

Please plan to attend an RN to BSN advising session for additional information. For information please contact Dr. Arlene Spilker at


RN to BSN Advising Sessions 


Additional RN to BSN Information


RN to BSN Roadmaps:


ADN to BS in Nursing, Pathway 

The ADN-BSN Pathway Program is a collaborative model for academic progression in Nursing that links SJSU with designated California Community College (CCC) partners. This enables a significant increase to access and the capacity to advance more BSN-prepared RNs into the nursing workforce. 


ADN to BSN Roadmaps: 

  • De Anza College (coming soon)
  • Mission College (coming soon) 


The Baccalaureate degree in nursing at The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education