Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Program Overview

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers a program for individuals seeking a Bachelor's of Science degree in nursing. The baccalaureate program prepares the individual for professional nursing practice in a variety of acute care and community settings, and for continuing education and graduate studies. 

Applying to the Program

Nursing is an impacted major, which means that all new freshmen and transfer students need to satisfy supplemental criteria. In order to be accepted into the baccalaureate nursing program, students must complete a multi-step process. Prospective students are advised to download the BSN Information Packet for detailed information on the application process. 

Students must complete the following to be eligible for admission to the BSN program:

  • TEAS test 
  • WST 
  • School of Nursing application on
  • Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite Courses

一道本不卡免费高清These prerequisite courses must be completed before applying to the School of Nursing:

  • BIOL 65 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 66 Human Physiology
  • MICR 20 General Bacteriology
  • ENGL 1A First Year Writing
  • STAT 95 Elementary Statistics
  • COMM 20 Public Speaking
  • CHEM 30A Introductory Chemistry
  • Area A3 Critical Thinking Course

These co-requisite courses may be in-progress at the time of application submission, but must be completed within one year of admission to the nursing program:

  • CHAD 70 Lifespan Development in the 21st Century
  • PSYC 1 Introduction to Psychology
  • NUFS 8  Nutrition for Health Professions
  • HPROF/NURS 100W Writing for Health Professions


Prospective Student Advising

Additionally, it is highly recommended that prospective students attend a group advising session to prepare for the application process. 


Prospective Student Information and Forms


Additional Information


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at San Jose State University is accredited by the .


Still have questions? Please call the School of Nursing office at 408-924-3130 or email at