Degree Programs & Admissions

Undergraduate Programs

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Prelicensure program for entry into the nursing profession. The BSN program is open to California residents who are not registered nurses. Applicants may be: SF State students, transfer students, or others who seek a second baccalaureate degree. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared and eligible to take the national licensing exam to become a registered nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Fall and Spring Entry Admissions 

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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-BSN

Advanced placement for registered nurses without a baccalaureate degree. Applicants must be eligible for Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. Prior to enrolling in clinical nursing courses, must be licensed as an RN in California or be exempt by virtue of military status.

Spring Entry Admission is Suspended at This Time. Please Continue to Check Our Website for Update.

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SF State/Sequoia Baccalaureate Nursing Program

Same as the regular BSN program but the SF State/Sequoia program is held at Cañada College in Redwood City, California.

This Program is in the Process to Change Name to Accelerated BSN Program and is Expected to Start in Summer 2019. Details Will Follow Soon.

Graduate Programs

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Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing

This prelicensure program is designed for students who possess a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and are seeking to enter the nursing profession. Graduates will earn a BSN and MSN degree.

Fall Entry Admission

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Accelerated Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing

An 11-month program providing the knowledge and supervised practice requirements necessary to be eligible to take the Registered Dietitian (R.D.) examination. Interns are placed in rotations while taking graduate level academic courses in nutrition.

Spring Entry Admission

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Master of Science in Nursing

California RNs with bachelor's degrees in nursing with specialty options in administration, adult acute care, pediatrics, women's health, public/community health, or family nurse practitioner.

Fall Entry Admission 

Post Master's Certificate

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Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

This program is offered for California RNs with a master's or doctoral degree in nursing and desire to become a nurse practitioner.

Summer Entry Admission