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Nursing, School of

Introduction

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. Our nurse-managed centers, located in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, offer students the opportunity to provide health services and illness prevention services to populations in need. Nurses returning for their master's degree will gain additional knowledge and skills needed for either advanced practice concentration in the Nurse Educator role or the Family Nurse Practitioner role. California State University, Fresno and San Jose State University offer a joint post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program prepares professional nurses to assume leadership positions in clinical, administrative, and academic settings.