Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers a program for individuals seeking a Bachelor's of Science degree in nursing. The baccalaureate program prepares the individual for professional nursing practice in a variety of acute care and community settings and for continuing education and graduate studies. 

Nursing is an impacted major at SJSU. This means that all new freshmen and transfer students need to satisfy supplemental criteria. Please refer the BSN Application Timeline. To be accepted into the baccalaureate nursing program students must complete a multi-step process. Prospective students should refer to the BSN Information Packet for information on prerequisite criteria. 

Please be advised that prospective students must complete the following to be eligible for acceptance to the BSN program:

  • 8 prerequisite courses
  • TEAS test
  • WST 
  • San Jose State University application
  • Supplemental nursing application


For detailed information on each of the items listed above, please refer to the BSN Information Packet. Additionally, it is highly recommended that prospective students attend a group advising session to prepare for the application process. Please refer to the links below for additional information.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at San Jose State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


Prospective Students


Additional Information


Still have questions? Please call the School of Nursing office at 408-924-3130 or email at