Future Students

Student practicing in the skills lab

All of my classwork was very valuable to me and I can apply it outside of the classroom.
-- Nursing Student, 2019

Welcome, Future Nursing Students!

Are you passionate about helping others? Then a career in nursing is your calling! We are pleased that your search for higher education has led you to SJSU. We are committed to developing the nursing skills of all of our students, starting from the first day you enter The Valley Foundation School of Nursing.

Please take a moment to browse through our web pages listing degree programs (such as the prerequisites, application processes, and necessary forms), student programs and clubs, faculty listings, and much more.

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Announcements
Advising Schedule

Announcements

  • Advising sessions are now held online! It is recommended to test your computer's audio and video settings before joining an online advising session. The university uses ZOOM. You do not need to create an account to access the online advising sessions. 

Future Student Advising

Group advising is offered for students interested in applying to programs within TVFSON. These sessions include general information about the programs, steps to apply, and time for questions. All prospective students are highly encouraged to attend! No reservation needed, and all sessions are open to the public.

Please note the advising meetings are recorded and posted online to the public. If you do not wish to be recorded, please keep your video camera off.

For further information please fill out this form and our team will be in contact with you shortly. 

Advising Schedule

Group Advising: Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program

Are you brand new to nursing and not sure where to begin? Attend a BSN group advising session to learn how to start your nursing academic career! Sessions are held monthly during the fall and spring semesters. Visit the BSN program web page to review future student resources before attending group advising (such as the Advising Slides and BSN Info Packet). 

SJSU Undeclared Pre-Nursing students can receive additonal, virtual advising through Academic Advising or the CHHS Student Success Center.

Click on the link at the time of the meeting to join. (All times in Pacific Time)

Friday, September 24, 2021 1:30pm-3:30pm Online
Friday, October 29, 2021 1:30pm-3:30pm Online
Friday, December 3, 2021 1:30pm-3:30pm Online

You can watch a recording of the latest session here.

Group Advising: RN to BSN Program

If you are currently a registered nurse and wish to expand your employment and advancement opportunities, come to group advising for the RN to BSN program! Graduates of Associate Degree in Nursing programs with NCLEX-RN pending may still apply. Attend the next session to learn more! Sessions are held monthly during the fall and spring semesters.

Click on the link at the time of the meeting to join. (All times in Pacific Time)

November 17, 2021 4:00-5:00PM Online Meeting Link
December 15, 2021 4:00-5:00PM Online Meeting Link
January 12, 2022 4:00-5:00PM Online Meeting Link
February 16, 2021 4:00-5:00PM Online Meeting Link

Group Advising: Family Nurse Practitioner Program (FNP)

Interested in pursuing an advanced practice role in nursing? The FNP program prepares nurses to provide a wide-range of family-focused healthcare. Learn what it takes to become a specialized nurse by attending the next group advising session!

Monday, August 30, 2021 9:00am-10:00am Online
Monday, September 20, 2021 9:00am-10:00am Online
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:00am-10:00am Online
Monday, October 18, 2021 9:00am-10:00am Online
Monday, October 25, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm Online
Monday, November 8, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm Online
Monday, November 22, 2021 6:00pm-7:00pm Online
Monday, December 6, 2021 11:00am-12:00pm Online

Group Advising: Nurse Educator Program

Teach the next generation of nurses! The Nurse Educator program prepares nursing professionals to be socially and ethically responsible clinicians and scholars who are able to meet the changing healthcare needs of a diverse global community. Nurse educators are vital to the future of nursing! Are you ready to inspire the next generation of nurses?

Email the nursing graduate team for more information: nursing-graduate@sjsu.edu

Group Advising: DNP Program 

Are you ready to be a leader in nursing and create strategies to improve the quality of healthcare in your community? Learn more about the Doctor of Nursing Practice program by attending the next advising session!

Click on the link at the time of the meeting to join (all dates in 2021, and all times on Pacific Time)

DNP Advising/Info Session:
Wednesday Oct 6, 2021, 5PM (1700)
Register to attend online    
DNP Advising/Info Session:
Wednesday Oct 20, 2021, 12PM (Noon)
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DNP Advising/Info Session:
Wednesday Nov 3, 2021, 5PM (1700)
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DNP Advising/Info Session:
Wednesday Nov 17, 2021, 7PM (1900)
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DNP Advising/Info Session:
Wednesday Dec 1, 2021, 12PM (Noon)
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DNP Advising/Info Session:
Wednesday Dec 15, 2021, 5PM (1700)
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Group Advising: Wound/Ostomy Education Program

Interested in becoming a certified wound and ostomy nurse? The School of Nursing offers a Nursing Specialty Advanced Certificate Program for registered nurses graduated with a baccalaureate degree or higher.

Information can be requested via email: WOEP-group@sjsu.edu