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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Video

Nursing, RN to BSN Concentration, BS

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Advanced Placement Coordinator and Advisor: Dr. Arlene Spilker

Admittance into this degree offered by the The Valley Foundation School of Nursing  requires an Associate in Science degree in Nursing and passage of the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) the licensing examination for nurses in the United States.

Admission occurs every Spring and Fall semester. The RN to BSN program can be completed in 3 semesters of full-time study.

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 6
Community College Lower Division Coursework 70
External Exam Credit (NCLEX - RN Exam) 20
Major Requirements 24
Total 120

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 .

Program Roadmaps

The 4-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.

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 .

University Requirements (9 units)

Core Lower Division General Education

Of the 39 units required by the university, 39 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Upper Division General Education (6 units)

Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details. Of the 9 units, the following 6 units are not satisfied in the major.

American Institutions

The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Physical Education

Met as part of the community college transfer package required for admission to degree program.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) (waived for fall 2020) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement. The requirement is fullfilled in the major requirements with NURS 100W .

Major Preparation (90 units)

Community College Lower Division Coursework (70 units)

Community College lower division coursework necessary for Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN).

External Exam Credit (20 units)

NCLEX - RN examination

Students admitted to the program will receive 20 units of credit for passage of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses.

Total Units Required (120 units)

Students may complete NURS 148AI  instead of NURS 177A .

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