Office: Health Building 420
Lisa Rauch, Interim Director
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers an innovative curriculum and varied experiential opportunities for students. The baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in The Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. These programs prepare nursing professionals to be socially and ethically responsible clinicians and scholars who are able to meet the changing healthcare needs of a diverse global community. Under faculty supervision, baccalaureate nursing students participate in clinical experiences in both hospital and community agencies. In addition, we have an advanced placement program for nurses returning to education for a baccalaureate degree and our Integrated Community College Pathway is a concurrent enrollment program that provides a faster track to a baccalaureate degree. Nurses returning for their master’s degree will gain additional knowledge and skills needed for either advanced practice concentration in the Family Nurse Practitioner role or a Master’s Degree in the Nurse Educator concentration. San Jose State University offers a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program prepares professional nurses to assume leadership positions in clinical practice.
Undergraduate BSN Application and Admission Procedures
Two types of certificates are available: Advanced Certificates and Basic Certificates . The description of each certificate program identifies the type of certificate.