Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
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- About the BSN Program
- Applications and Admissions
- Degree Requirements
- Student Resources, Forms, and Policies
- Alumni Resources
- CNA Application Instructions
- Public Health Nurse Certification
- Announcements and Current Events
I liked how [the] program emphasized different aspects of nursing, such as evidence-based research, cultural competence, and [the] importance of self-care as a nurse.
— BSN Student, 2019
About the BSN Program
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure program is an in person, full-time program for candidates new to nursing. If you are looking for the RN-to-BSN bridge, please visit the RN-BSN page for more details.
The program prepares individuals for professional nursing practice in a variety of institutional and community settings, as well as for graduate study and roles as nurse leaders.
Extended campus facilities include a wide variety of community healthcare agencies for clinical experience. The School of Nursing has integrated extensive simulation labs which provide an enhanced learning experience.
Degree requirements (including additional details about; the program’s offerings, outcomes, recruitment and admission policies, grading policies, degree/certificate completion requirements, tuition, and fees) can be found in the university's catalog.
Prior baccalaureate students are exempt from completing the SJSU studies area V requirement for graduation (students complete areas R, S, and Z in the nursing program).
Curriculum and Roadmaps
*Refer to the BSN Information Packet for detailed information*
Current students who have completed semester 2 in the BSN program are eligible to apply to become a certified nurse assistant (CNA).
Graduates of the BSN program are eligible to apply for Public Health Nurse certification after passing the NCLEX and are licensed as a registered nurse.
Visit the California BRN website for information and to download the application. Please note, this process typically takes several weeks to complete. Please plan accordingly.
Announcements and Current Events for Fall 2022
Fall 2022 Returning Student Orientations will take place on Friday, August 19th in the Student Union Meeting Rooms 2A&2B.
This investment in yourself is well worth the short-term sacrifice... I [appreciate] the terrific support and guidance I received from faculty and fellow alumni of this program.
— Sharon Likely Sprague, DNP, MBA, RN, OCN (2019 Graduate)