Undergraduate Coordinator and Advisor: Dr. Sue Malloy
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing prepares you for professional careers with a baccalaureate degree in Nursing.
The following courses (or their equivalents) are to be completed for the baccalaureate degree. Extended campus facilities include public health departments, home health agencies, sub-acute facilities, skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory care clinics, acute care hospitals, Nurse-Managed Centers and a wide variety of community-based agencies for clinical experience. Students must provide their own transportation to extended campus facilities. Some community agencies require home visits, therefore students must have individual use of an automobile. In Academic Year 2020-2021, the University may have alternate course delivery systems, which will be posted on the University website (eg., COVID-19 updates).
Overall requirements: Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” or better or “Credit” in each nursing course and in all prerequisites and corequisite courses for the nursing major (see admission impaction supplemental criteria for exceptions). In addition, students must pass background and drug clearances. Policies are posted on The Valley Foundation School of Nursing website at www.sjsu.edu/nursing.
All students must meet all health requirements and obtain personal professional liability insurance through the School’s designated vendor. Students must carry personal health insurance at all times as well. Those who do not meet the health clearance guidelines must meet with the advisor for follow-up.
Students should be aware that the application requirements and prerequisite courses are subject to change. Interested students should check the Nursing web page frequently for updates and changes.
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University Requirements for Graduation
Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures .
The 4.5-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the General Education (GE) section to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.
Major-Specific Graduation Requirements
All courses required in the major (preparation, major, and electives) require a grade of “C” or better or “Credit” (see admission impaction supplemental criteria for exceptions ). In addition, students must pass background and drug clearances. Policies are posted on The Valley Foundation School of Nursing website.
General Education/American Institution Requirements
Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .