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. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at San Jose State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Approximately 40 students are accepted during fall and during spring semester.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Valid California RN License, or eligible to take the NCLEX-RN by the end of the first semester of the program
  • All college coursework minimum GPA 2.75
  • Must receive a "C" minimum in all prerequisite nursing courses
  • Completion of all transfer requirements
    • Public Speaking 
    • Critical Thinking 
    • Statistics
    • Chemistry (any general chemistry course will satisfy this requirement)

Courses can be IN PROGRESS when applying to the program.

Students can review articulation agreements and SJSU catalog information on the university's articulation website 

 

In order to be considered for the program, students must complete two online applications: 

  • University application on calstate.edu/apply. (If not currently a student at SJSU)
  • Nursing application on NursingCAS
 
Please check the university's website for current deadlines and information on the university application: http://www.sjsu.edu/admissions/

 

Below is the application timeline with approximate dates and deadlines:

RN to BSN Timeline

 

University Application:

ATTENTION FALL 2020 PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS:

IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR FALL 2020, YOU MUST SEND AN EMAIL TO THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO BE CONSIDERED:

-The name you entered on your CalState application

-Your phone number

-The email address you provided on your CalState application

 

Please email this information to Lindsey Marsh at Lindsey.Marsh@sjsu.edu.

 

The university application is completed online on the CalState Apply website.

Please selects the major: PRE-NURSING, UNDECLARED.

After students have submitted this application, the university's admissions department will contact students to complete the application process. 

 

It is highly recommended prospective students attend a prospective student group advising session to prepare for the application process. Please refer to the links below for additional information.  

 

Prospective Students

 

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. 

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

 

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. 

Due to impaction, applications for this option are not being accepted at this time.

 

Still have questions? Please call the School of Nursing at 408-924-3130 or contact Dr. Arlene Spilker at arlene.spilker@sjsu.edu