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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

BS - Nursing

San José State University -to- Sacramento City College

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

INFORMATION FOR THIS MAJOR IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE - PLEASE CHECK THE WEB SITE ON A REGULAR BASIS.

SEE THE SCHOOL OF NURSING'S WEB SITE for regular nursing applicants (We have a separate RN-to-BSN application process): www.sjsu.edu/nursing for detailed information and updates about minimal grades for the 8 prerequisites, which are a part of the impaction criteria for eligibility for applying to the nursing major. Passing the writing skills test (WST) and minimal scores on the TEAS test by ATI, are also required. The minimum score for the TEAS test is 75 (on version V of the TEAS test) and regardless of the version of the TEAS exam, it can be taken a maximum of two times. Files are reviewed twice a year with specified posted deadlines. Monthly 2-hour group advising sessions are strongly recommended and dates/times are posted on the School's web site, www.sjsu.edu/nursing, under "advising" and "prospective students". All materials in the BS information packet should be reviewed from the web page prior to attending group advising. The WST should be taken approximately 4-5 months prior to applying to the nursing major (see http://testing.sjsu.edu). All students must clear background check within 1 week, once accepted into program.

Please Note: A change in prerequisites occurred for students applying to the School of Nursing after 2012. This includes minimum GPAs in certain areas, to be eligible to apply. It also means that the School of Nursing's prerequisite courses will be in alignment with other CSU campuses offering nursing as a major. Check with the School of Nursing's web site frequently regarding the anticipated changes. The student must apply to the university, as well as the School of Nursing for admission.

Students must maintain a minimum grade of "C" or better or "Credit" in all preparation/prerequisite courses for the nursing major.

Prerequisites (Preparation) for the Major:

1. Complete the following course:

COMM 020 Public SpeakingCOMM 301 Introduction to Public Speaking

2. Complete one of the following courses:

ENGL 001A First Year WritingENGWR 300 College Composition
   OR
ENGWR 488 Honors College Composition and Research
or
CSU GE Area A-2: Written Communication: Any certified CSU GE course approved for Written Communication.

3. Complete one of the following courses:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingCOMM 316 Advanced Argumentation and Critical Thinking
   OR
ENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature
   OR
ENGWR 302 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking
   OR
ENGWR 303 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking Through Literature
   OR
ENGWR 482 Honors Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking
   OR
PHIL 328 Critical Reasoning and Composition
   OR
SOC 305 Critical Thinking in the Social Sciences
or
CSU GE Area A-3: Critical Thinking: Any certified CSU GE course approved for Critical Thinking.

4. Complete one of the following courses:

CHEM 030A Introductory ChemistryCHEM 305 Introduction to Chemistry
   OR
CHEM 425 Organic Chemistry with Biological Emphasis I
   AND
CHEM 426 Organic Chemistry with Biological Emphasis II
OR
Chemistry for Nursing Equivalent Transfer CourseCHEM 309 Integrated General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

5. Complete one of the following courses:

BIOL 065 Human AnatomyNo Current Equivalent
or
BIOL 065O Human Anatomy
(or approved equivalent transfer course)
BIOL 430 Anatomy and Physiology
   AND
BIOL 431 Anatomy and Physiology

6&7. Complete the following 2 courses:

BIOL 066 Human PhysiologyBIOL 431 Anatomy and Physiology
MICR 020 General BacteriologyBIOL 440 General Microbiology

8. Complete one of the following courses:

STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsSTAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
   OR
STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Honors

Other Nursing Admission Requirements:

A passing score on the WST (completed at least 2 months prior to application deadline).
A minimum passing score on the ATI "TEAS" test

Support for the Major:

CHAD 070 Lifespan Development in the 21st CenturyFCS 324 Human Development: A Life Span
   OR
PSYC 370 Human Development: A Life Span
PSYC 001 Introduction to PsychologyPSYC 300 General Principles
   OR
PSYC 480 Honors General Principles


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units, students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. The lower division major courses for this major are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at www.assist.org under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Course in English Composition highly recommended:
All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at: testing.sjsu.edu.

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at www.assist.org under the link "CSU U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.