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  • In response to the County of Santa Clara Health Department's Shelter in Place Order, the School of Nursing office is closed while our staff work remotely to assist you.  You can contact us by email at
  • The Writing Skills Test for undergraduate admission will be waived for Spring 2021 and after until further notice.
  • The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is still required. The testing office is working on adding more testing dates late summer to accommodate the dates missed. Please visit the testing office website for updates.
  • For details on changes to BSN admission process, please read the updated BS Info Packet.
  • As per UNIV policy (adapted as a response to COVID-19), those taking classes in the SPRING 2020 semester have an option of taking a Credit/No Credit grade. This only applies to transcripts from the Spring 2020 for the purposes of SJSU nursing requirements. Calculation of impaction scores for Spring 2020 courses that use a CREDIT grade will be included as a requirement, but not used for calculation of GPAs in prerequisite courses. Thus, your impaction score will only rely on letter grades.



 “The professors were very supportive, informative, caring and nurturing. The program is challenging but it makes us [the] best nurses after completing. I commuted every day from Richmond, CA because this program is the best in [the] Bay Area.” 
- Nursing Student, 2019

Consider a Career in Nursing! 

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers a clear pathway, from a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to  Doctor of Nursing Practice, for a vibrant career in all levels of nursing. The Baccalaureate program provides the opportunity for students to acquire a liberal and professional education as a foundation for practice and advanced education. Additionally, the Master's and Doctorate programs develop specialists in advanced nursing practice. The Valley Foundation School of Nursing aims to provide educational excellence in the science and art of professional nursing to empower our graduates to be responsible and knowledgeable clinicians, leaders, educators, and scholars who strive to meet changing global healthcare needs. 


Future Student Advising

Interested students are encouraged to attend group advising for more information about specific programs.



The programs in The Valley Foundation School of Nursing are all accredited, or in the process of accreditation, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); for more informaiton visit our Accreditation Statement page.

San José State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.


About Us, Office Hours, and Contact Info

Visit our About Us page for some easy ways to get in touch with the team at The Valley Foundation School of Nursing. Or, look through our Team Directory to find the Faculty or Staff member you'd like to speak with.