The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. The Undergraduate programs include a Bachelor's degree in nursing and an Advanced Placement Program (Bridge) for RN's and LVN's. The Graduate Programs include a Masters of Science degree, a Post-Masters Nurse Educator certificate, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice.
Nursing is an impacted major at SJSU. This means that all new freshmen and transfer students need to satisfy supplemental criteria. Refer to the "BS Information Packet" on this page.
STUDENTS WHO WANT TO CHANGE TO THE PRE-NURSING MAJOR should contact the University Advising Office (AARS) in the University Student Services Center.
***New For those applying in Spring 2017 for possible Fall 2017 → Nursing BSN Applicants (Important Information)***
For students who are either ongoing SJSU students or planning to apply to nursing, you have a separate nursing applicaiton. The UNIV closes for Fall 2017 student transfers on the CSUMentor.edu site, NOV 30, 2016. For Freshmen appliying, you also go to www.csumentor.edu and apply in OCT/NOV for a potential Fall 2017 start)- Freshman have serveral semesters of prerequisites and other tests (eg. TEAS and WST exams) to complete before applying to the nursing major. If a prior Baccalaureate Student, then you should apply under that designation; the rest of transfers who have completed all 8 prereqs by FEB 2017 and other nursing reqirements, apply as "Undeclared prenursing" (Degree major designation will be "none"). You will still always need to apply to the nursing program separately.
Please read the BS Information Packet and look at the Advising Slides by clicking links below. All information for applying to Nursing for Fall 2017 will be available here late Jan 2017 on the Nursing website (if all requirments have been met and completed); in late Jan, 2017, apply to www.nursingcas.org (our outside vendor that processes nursing applications) for a Fall 2017 potenial start (only if already at the university or applying to csumentor.edu in OCT/NOV.
We are now using an online vendor, for all applications to nursing. The NursingCAS application opens 1.28.17 and closes 2.15.17 at 8pm. We will allow students to take FEB 4th WST exam at SJSU (even though results may not be back to you by the time the application is due (APPLY regardless of WST results being completed, if you have done the exam prior to deadline) and prior to US Baccalaureate students are exempted from the WST test. The SJSU testing web site is where you register for FEB 2017 WST (or any of the TEAS tests). If your prerequisites do not show as equivalent on http://artic.sjsu.edu (under school to school), go to our webpage www.sjsu.edu/nursing and under "forms" at the top of page, follow the electronic information for "Prerequisite substitution form" (PSF).
These PSFs are completed by you and sent electronically to a specific email address for review (do this now! Don't wait). Please separately scan in the course description for the PSF. Again, this is only for courses that do not show up as equivalent at California State Colleges/Univ. Our next 2-hr BSN group advising sessions are posted on the website (DEC 2nd and Jan 27th) and no reservation is needed.
Military members applying to BSN
Beginning January 1, 2017, US military veterans may recieve priority selection for SJSU's nursing program. This includes those who have completed active duty, have an honorable discharge (DD214), and meet the minimum SJSU nursing program impaction criteria for admission. Two spaces in the nursing program will be held for military veterans per application cycle. After these two slots are filled, other applicants with prior service will be considered and ranked in the regular selection process. Documentation includes a DD214 form showing an applicant's hornorable discharge. If the applicant's documentation has a different name from his/her current name, addtional documentation such as a marriage/divorce certificate, legal name change notification, etc. is required. Students must apply separately to the University (csumentor.edu) adhering to the Unveristy deadlines. See online application and the BS nursing student information packet (see links below).
Thank you. Dr. Sue Malloy, Undergraduate Coordinator email@example.com
- Information on Bachelors Degree
- Group Advising Sessions
- Advising Slides April 2016 [pptx]
- IMPT: BS Info Packet 2016 [pdf]
- Course of Study [pdf]
- Fact Sheet [docx]
- Five Year Plan [pdf]
- VFSON FAQs [pdf] - updated August 2016
- SJSU Advising Hub
- SJSU Academic Advising and Retention Services
- SJSU Articulation Agreements