Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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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

student nurse taking notes in class 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.


Read about how to apply for the nursing undergraduate degree, the Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Degree Requirements

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



Student Resources

Future Students

*Refer to the BSN Information Packet for detailed information*

Current Students

General Information



Certified Nurse Assistant Application

Current students who have completed semester 2 in the BSN program are eligible to apply to become a certified nurse assistant (CNA).


Alumni Resources

Public Health Nurse Certification

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

Spring 2023 Class Schedule now available. Download the class schedule.


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)