Nursing Degree Pathways

 RN to BS in Nursing, Bridge Program

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing provides the RN to BS in Nursing program for registered nurses to obtain a BS in Nursing and a 30-unit option for licensed vocational nurses to obtain a California RN license. 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 or licensed vocational nurses, please see the specific links below for specific information regarding these programs.

For additional information please contact Dr. Deepika Goyal at

San Jose State University applications for Fall 2017 RN to BSN program have now closed. Fall 2017 School of Nursing applications are due by Monday March 6, 2017 Fall 2017 Application.


The next application period will begin August 1st through September 30th, 2017 for Spring 2018 entry. Please send an email to for a CSU Mentor application link. 


In the meantime, you can complete the required (separate) nursing application. Spring 2018 Application which is due October 9th, 2017. You can have coursework and NCLEX in process. Please plan to attend an RN to BSN advising session for additional information. 


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