Undeclared Pre-Nursing

Welcome to Undeclared Pre-Nursing!

Undeclared Pre-nursing (UPN) students receive their academic advising at the College of Health and Human Sciences Student Success Center (CHHS). Undeclared Pre-nursing is an academic track, not a major. UPN students are considered undeclared and are not part of the Nursing major. Undeclared Pre-Nursing students are not guaranteed admission to the Nursing program. As a student interested in the Nursing program it is important to follow the most current Nursing Roadmap that contains program requirements needed to apply. The Nursing program is highly competitive. Students will be required to identify an alternative plan in the event that they are not admitted to the program. 

Program Benefits

  • Personalized academic planning with an Undeclared Pre-Nursing academic advisor to develop a multi-semester educational plan. 
  • Knowledge of SJSU academic policy and access to the latest updates to Nursing policies. 
  • Identification of alternative majors as well as the various pathways leading to a career in Nursing or another helping/health profession. 
  • Access to experienced peer tutors in the College of Health and Human Sciences Student Success Center, in many of the Nursing prerequisite courses. 


  • Complete mandatory advising requirements every semester, which may consist of attending workshops, completing worksheets, attending appointments or more. 
  • Develop a realistic and attainable back-up plan. 
  • Apply to Nursing as soon as you are eligible, and before you have earned 60 units. 
  • If you are not accepted into the Nursing program by the time you earn 60 units, you will be required to declare a non-nursing major and seek academic advising on future plans. If you do not declare a major by the time specified, you will be prevented from registering for classes via a hold until a major is declared. (PD 2009-05 [pdf])

Applying to Undeclared Pre-Nursing

If you are in high school or community college, please contact SJSU Admissions to learn about how to apply to SJSU as a UPN student.

For current SJSU students, we are unfortunately unable to accept applications to join the UPN program at this time. Please feel free to make an advising appointment by calling our front desk at (408) 924-2910 or (408) 924-8601.