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Announcement : Program Accreditation

The BSN and the MSN programs in TVFSON are going through their re-accreditation process, including a visit in March 2021. Do you have thoughts about the BSN or MSN programs? Your comments are welcomed and encouraged. All of your comments will be used by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) -- the body responsible for accrediting the School of Nursing programs at SJSU -- to build a picture of the programs and their effectiveness. Please share your comments by emailing: thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org. All comments must be received by CCNE by February 22, 2021. If you have any questions about the process, please contact CCNE staff at 202-887-6791 x268.

Nursing students practicing in the skills lab.
Nursing students practicing in the skills lab.

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. We aim 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.

Nursing students participating in clinical simulation.
Nursing students participating in clinical simulation.

Read what students are saying about TVFSON:

“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.”

Future Student Advising

Group advising is offered for students interested in applying to programs within TVFSON. General information about the programs and the steps to apply are discussed at these sessions. All prospective students are highly encouraged to attend! No reservations needed and open to the public.


TVFSON programs are all accredited, or in the process of accreditation, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).San José State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

Fall 2021 BSN Applicants

Effective 12/17/20, Fall 2021 Applicants are now allowed to take the TEAS exam online (virtually) where it is offered. This is in effect January 2021 through February 2021 and does not apply to those intending to later applicant pools.