San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, California 95192
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The School of Nursing provides registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, medical corpsmen, and persons with coursework in nursing from other schools the opportunity to petition for advanced placement. Students wishing to petition for advanced placement must be nursing majors, have at least sophomore standing in the university and be evaluated by the Advanced Placement Coordinator. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the School of Nursing.
Registered Nurses may enter the Advanced Placement Option after completing 60 semester units of transferable college credit.
Licensed Vocational Nurses may enter an accelerated program after earning 30 semester units of transferable university credit. Individual assessment is available for admission for graduates of foreign nursing schools that have transferable college credit. LVN 30-unit Option: The School of Nursing offers a 30-unit option for LVNs to be eligible to apply for the Registered Nurse licensure examination in the State of California. This option does not permit the award of the baccalaureate degree.
BSN Program Details
Women and men seeking a baccalaureate degree in nursing will find a quality program to prepare them for professional nursing practice in a variety of acute care and community settings, with opportunities for graduate study and continuing education. Nursing majors at SJSU receive clinical experience in community-health agencies, Nurse-Managed Centers and local hospitals under the guidance of nursing faculty from the university. The pre-licensure nursing program is an innovative academic program that emphasizes professional education based on strong general education. The post-licensure program provides opportunities for registered nurses to earn the baccalaureate degree at a pace that fits their lifestyle. The graduate program in nursing offers additional opportunities for nurses to obtain advanced nursing education in several options. The post-master's certificate programs permit those nurses with master's degrees in nursing to earn a specialized certification for advanced practice.