Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


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.

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 Roadmap

BSN Admission Requirements

Review the requirements to apply to the BSN program.

BSN Advising

Learn about advising options for the BSN program.


Read frequently asked questions for the BSN program.

Forms and Resources

Access forms and resources for the BSN program.

Announcements and Current Events

Showcase of Nursing Research

SAVE THE DATE for May 17th, 2024!
The Institute for Nursing Research and Practice, a specialty institute supported by The Valley Foundation School of Nursing (TVFSON), is hosting a showcase of nursing research.
The event will include:
  • select nursing student project presentations from throughout TVFSON (Bachelor's, Master's, and DNP)
  • a strolling poster session with posters from all TVFSON students finishing projects in Spring 2024
  • celebration of 2024 graduates
  • Nursing research Keynote speaker
  • refreshments and snacks
More info will be coming soon.

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)