RN to BSN, Bridge Program

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The instructors for the RN to BSN program were well-seasoned nurses that embedded invaluable personal experience into their lectures which really enriched my learning experience. They also treated the RN to BSN students with a notable amount of respect that made me feel welcomed and almost like a young colleague. They were very understanding that most of us are working nurses and really made the program feel doable.

Nursing Student, 2019

About the RN to BSN Program

Nursing student, Vanessa Brewer, at bedsideThe RN to BSN Post-Licensure program is designed for students that have completed an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program and are interested in obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN).

Current California RN’s or students that will earn a California RN license by the end of the first semester of the program may apply. If a student meets University General Education (GE) and nursing degree requirements, the program can be completed in three (3) semesters. The university provides credit for previous coursework and twenty (20) units for passing the NCLEX-RN exam.

Curriculum includes limited in-person and off-campus community experiences and online theory courses that incorporate research, leadership and critical thinking skills. After completion of community health and earning the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, students are eligible to apply for a California Public Health Nursing Certificate.

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements can be found in the university's catalog. Prior baccalaureate students are exempt from completing the SJSU studies areas R and V requirement for graduation (students complete areas S and Z in nursing program).

Curriculum and Road Maps


It is highly recommended prospective students attend a future student advising session to prepare for the application process. Please refer to the links below for additional information.

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Program Coordinator

Image of SJSU Spartan LogoApril Wood
Assistant Professor
Office: Health Building