BS - Nursing

Undergraduate Coordinator and Advisor: Dr. Sue Malloy

Programs at SJSU prepare 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.

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

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the Policy and Procedures section of this catalog to identify the specific adjustment/s for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements21
Core Lower Division General Education6
Of the 39 units required by the university, 33 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 Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. HistoryM123
HIST 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentM113
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education0
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
HPRF 100W. Writing WorkshopZ3
Preparation for the Major38
Preparation for the Major29
Any Area A3 course3
ENGL 001A. First Year WritingA23
COMM 020. Public SpeakingA13
CHEM 030A. Introductory ChemistryB1+B33
BIOL 065. Human AnatomyB2+B34
BIOL 065O may also be used to meet this requirement.
BIOL 066. Human PhysiologyB2+B35
MICR 020. General BacteriologyB2B35
STAT 095. Elementary StatisticsB43
UNVS 015C or UNVS 016C may be used in lieu of the statistics course required by this major through the Summer 2016.
Additional Support for the Major9
CHAD 070. Lifespan Development in the 21st CenturyE3
NUFS 008. Nutrition for the Health Professions3
PSYC 001. General PsychologyD13
Requirements of the Major61
NURS 023. Pathophysiology - Theory I3
NURS 024. Adult Care Management I4
NURS 033. Professional Role Development I2
NURS 034A. Professional Role Development II1
NURS 043. Pharmacology3
NURS 044. Adult Care Clinical Practicum I3
NURS 053. Skills in Nursing I3
NURS 054. Skills in Nursing II2
NURS 125. Adult Care Management II4
NURS 126A. Pediatric Health Theory2
NURS 126B. Maternal / Newborn Health Theory2
NURS 127A. Psychiatric / Mental Health Theory2
NURS 127B. Community Theory2
NURS 128. Evidence-Based Nursing Practice2
NURS 133. Professional Role Development IV2
NURS 136. Professional Role Development III2
NURS 137. Professional Role Development V2
NURS 138. Professional Role Development VIS3
NURS 145. Adult Care Clinical Practicum II4
NURS 146A. Pediatric Clinical2
NURS 146B. Maternal Health Clinical2
NURS 147A. Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical2
Complete one course from:
NURS 147B. Community Health Clinical3
NURS 147BI. Community Health Clinical -- International Experience3
Complete one course from:
NURS 148A. Senior Preceptorship4
NURS 148AI. Senior Practicum-- International Experience4

Total Units:120

Students should be aware that the application requirements and prerequisite courses are subject to change. Interested students should check the nursing web site frequently for updates and changes.