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. Our Program is currently impacted and is not able to admit students for this option. 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 provides the RN to BSN program for registered nurses to obtain a BS in Nursing. If you are a nursing student at Evergreen Valley Community College, please see the "road-map" of courses provided below. For all other registered nurses, please see the specific links below for specific information regarding these programs.

Current RNs or students who will be completing ADN programs in December 2017, are eligible to apply for the Spring 2018 RN to BSN program. The San Jose State University application will open August 1st through September 30th, 2017 and is available HERE. You can have coursework and NCLEX in process. 

You will also need to complete the nursing Spring 2018 Application due October 9th, 2017. Please plan to attend an RN to BSN advising session for additional information. For information please contact Dr. Deepika Goyal at


RN to BSN Advising Sessions 

Click this link to be taken to the RN to BSN Group 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